Category: What's Happening

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 ...

PhD on Welfare

As a way to shine a light on low-road practices in for-profit higher education, we issued a Call For Papers: Confronting the For-Profit College Culture. The positive response to the CFP shows that faculty want to be heard, and the forthcoming series of stories will highlight the unique set of circumstances that faculty face. It bears repeating that faculty working conditions are student learning conditions. Are you a for-profit faculty member? Join us here and submit your story. by Dr. Wanda ...

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