Student protests in Amsterdam, budget cuts, and the future of the humanities.
On Faculty Governance, part 2
This just in from the Chronicle of Higher Education's Ticker:"The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin has dropped a plan to reduce foreign-language requirements in the face of faculty outrage."
On Language Study
This piece, "The Real Reasons to Support Language Study," published July 27, 2009 in The Chronicle of Higher Education, is particularly relevant given the recent announcement by UCLA to issue lay-off letters to its state-funded, "post-six" lecturers.
The Crisis at the University of California
Lately, I've been trying to educate myself on the way that public higher education works, particularly at the University of California where I teach.