Along with dozens of her colleagues, Jeannine Diddle Uzzi was unceremoniously cast off the University of Southern Maine’s sinking ship two years ago as it faced a $16 million budget shortfall. The former professor of classics was retrenched and saw her program
At a news conference in April 2014, Vice President Joe Biden called on colleges to “step up” their efforts combating campus sexual assault. The request included a specific suggestion: colleges should voluntarily conduct anonymous surveys that gauge the “climate” on
A crackdown on Turkey’s higher education sector is hurting international academic collaborations and student and scholar exchanges. A joint statement signed by 42 American and European scholarly groups describes what’s happening in Turkey as a “massive and virtually unprecedented assault”
How is the ongoing reform program in Myanmar impacting higher education? During a recent briefing in London, Kevin MacKenzie, British Council country director in Myanmar from August 2012 until this month, provided some answers. He arrived 15 months after the
Editor’s note: Today marks the first episode of the Professional Adjunct Podcast here on Faculty Focus. The podcast is produced and hosted by Jim and Beth Harger. They will have a new podcast for you every Friday. Welcome to the
In May, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) invited feedback on a new textbook it had commissioned for a Mexican-American Studies elective offered to the state’s schools. Augustin Loredo, a social studies teacher in Pasadena, TX, downloaded the pdf from the
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