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The NEA Higher Education Advocate February 2008

Overloaded Faculty

Technology! Accreditation! Accommodation! Strategic planning! Assessment! Curricular reform! Not to mention, courses and research! Twenty-first century higher education is generating more and more work with proportionally fewer full-time, tenure-line faculty to do it. How can a beleaguered professor manage? Thriving in Academe has some suggestions for controlling your workload.

Inside this Issue:

...About students becoming more caring, more interested in spirituality, and more politically liberal by their junior year of college.
In November 2007, I traveled to Malaga, Spain, as part of the NEA delegation to Education International’s (EI) Sixth Higher Education and Research Conference.
Higher education members of the nation's two largest teacher unions will gather in March in Washington, D.C.
More than 30 states now have some type of P-16 or P-20 commission to oversee the state’s education systems from pre-kindergarten through graduate school.
Throughout the 110th Congress, which began in January 2007 and will end sometime around the November 2008 elections, Congress has been making steady progress in addressing higher education issues.
The Roger Williams University Faculty Association recently won an arbitration contesting a denial of a promotion to full professor.
This section is intended to promote ever more effective teaching and learning in higher education through dialogue among colleagues.
A federal court in Arizona has ordered Apollo, the parent company of the University of Phoenix, to pay $275 million to shareholders who sued the company and two former executives for securities fraud.
Is the P-16 seamless web of education desirable?
This article is inspired by an exchange of ideas in the Advocate last year (February 2007 Dialogue) on whether the use of departmentally chosen textbooks limits the academic freedom of faculty.

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