Author Archives: Katharine Bullard

Publicly Traded, Part Two

Publicly Traded, Part Two

Note on the the text: The following post is the second in a series of Kevilina’s experiences as a for-profit instructor to appear on our blog. The students’ names have been changed to protect their privacy. You can read the first installment here. ~ Tiffany Kraft by Kevilina Kay Burbank As I said in the the first installment of “Publicly Traded,” I taught at a private for-profit college for two years, and it was one of the most eye-opening and unsettling experiences of my career as an educ ...

Tell the AJCU Jesuit faculty deserve just employment

We are calling for a national dialogue with the Association for Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), the national organization that represents all institutions of Jesuit higher education, so that faculty can have a voice in the issues that matter most. We want to make sure that we’re holding our administrators accountable when it comes to upholding Jesuit values and excellence in education. Sign the petition by clicking here ...

Fast Times at WalSmart U: Collective Consciousness vs. “Cannibal Capitalism”

(Tiffany Kraft is an adjunct as well as activist and organizer with the Faculty Forward Network and Sao Paulo 18.08.2015Demonstration against the Mc Donalds and its illegal and immoral labor practices at Avenida Paulista, in the hart of Sao Paulo city, with the participation of several labor unions and Mc Donalds workers from all around the world.Pictures: Fernando Cavalcanti joined other workers in a global solidarity mission to Brazil in August 2015. This is an account of her experiences ...

The price they pay in GA

From David Goldsby, Georgia Piedmont University The price I pay, is not worth the good I'm selling. Being a professor of Psychology, it has been made clear that attaining higher education degrees has little to no value in the job market. This is regardless of it being a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in Psychology. When there is a combination of unjust treatment, staggering monetary gains, and lack of opportunity for advancement you begin to gain a sense of hopelessness. Ultimately, I rou ...

Debt is Death at WalSmart University

Robert Craig Baum, PhD N1Academy & Migrant Intellectual A for-profit college sells a brand. Not a curriculum. Not a mission or vision. Not a specialized pedagogy. Not a market niche. Not anything remotely resembling a learning community or a community-focused institution. Not a specialized or generalized research agenda. Not a sustainable business model despite all the self-aggrandizing marketing and public relations campaigns. “WalSmart” colleges and universities do not create pathways ...

Holding for profits accountable

ITT Tech is failing students nationwide, and faculty and former students have responded by coming together to hold the for-profit college accountable. In the last week, activists converged on multiple campuses of the education company,  which is currently the target of investigations by both the SEC and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The actions, led by Higher Ed Not Debt and SEIU’s Faculty Forward, were an important step in an effort to inform the public of ITT Tech’s poor record of ...

Moral Mondays in North Carolina

On Monday, July 13, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a federal judge will hear the arguments of a historical lawsuit, NC NAACP v. McCrory. Faculty from Georgia, Washington, DC and North Carolina traveled to Winston-Salem to be a part of a historic march on the first day of the trial. Because North Carolina’s new voter laws have awide-reaching impact across the nation, the fight to protect voting rights in North Carolina has been dubbed this generation’s Selma. In the morning, UNC-Greensboro ...

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