by John Warner
Faculty used to operate in a gift economy of unpaid labor supporting peer review, journal editing, and writing letters for tenure reviews. Now that institutions have withdrawn the possibility of that work being cashed in for job security, why should any faculty bother with it?
SOURCE: Washington Post
"Many are enjoying seeing students back on campus. But for others those scenes are fraught."
by Koritha Mitchell
A professor approaching promotion says that racism and sexism in the academy presents psychological burdens that women faculty of color must overcome by practicing purposeful self-care and not waiting for external validation.
SOURCE: The Ithacan
by Sandra Steingraber
The vulnerability of non-tenure track faculty to budget cuts and layoffs means that the interdisciplinary expertise universities need to sustain important and innovative initiatives is in jeopardy.
SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
Will the COVID crisis be the moment that seals the power of trustees, donors and administrators over universities organized like corporations, or will faculty organize to reassert shared governance?
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