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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 ...

North Carolina faculty and allies demand state lawmakers do their jobs, pass a budget.

Across the country, Faculty Forward Network and our allies are fighting to make sure that higher education is affordable, accessible and reflects the public mission of our colleges and universities. This is a critical time for the UNC System and faculty are working to make sure North Carolina invests in instruction and research.The state is spending 23% less on higher education than before the great recession, nearly $3,000 less per student, adjusted for inflation. Roughly a third of UNC re ...

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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