AFT On Campus: Summer 2015

  • University Inc.

    The pernicious effects of corporate influence. Virginia Myers

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  • UnKoch your campus

     1.  Check if your school is receiving Koch funding.

    See the UnKoch My Campus database, http://bit.ly/13rAj1s, or Koch’s self-published list, http://bit.ly/...

  • Koch case study

    Holding sway at Florida State University. Lakey

    On May 23, 2014, I watched Florida State University’s Presidential Search Advisory Committee pass a motion to fast-track John Thrasher as president of FSU without so much as an official application. 

    Thrasher has no academic credentials, but check his political profile: This Florida state...

  • Beware the thunder lizards

    MOOCs are on their way to a campus near you Cynthia Eaton

    The thunder lizards are coming to higher education, like Godzilla obliterating the old to plant the “seeds of a new world to come,” sowing the demise of college as we know it to make space for “The University of Everywhere.” 

    While some might shudder at the destructiveness of this vision,...

  • In the news

    FIGHTING FOR-PROFITS When students took out loans to attend Corinthian Colleges, they believed the for-profit school’s claim that its postgraduation job placement rates were high. Expecting a great education and rewarding careers, what they got instead were substandard classes,...

  • Pushing forward to fight rising student debt

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  • Where We Stand

    Stronger together: Labor fights threats from all sides Randi Weingarten, AFT President

    Contingent faculty members in Oregon, administrative workers in New Jersey, clinical professors in Florida—our members are proud of what they do. Across the country, AFT Higher Education’s members are building on that pride to strengthen our union from the inside out...

  • National Adjunct Action Week brings attention to exploited faculty

    Contingent faculty have been grabbing headlines as more and more people realize the extent to which these part-time, temporary workers are exploited at colleges and universities across the nation. The attention crested during National Adjunct Action Week, Feb. 23-27, when AFT-represented...

  • Education Department cuts ties with student debt agencies

    The U.S. Department of Education has canceled contracts with five debt collection agencies accused of exploiting people who have defaulted on their student loans. The move comes after years of complaints and investigations showing that profit-driven collection agencies withhold information about...

  • The power of Pearson threatens academic integrity

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  • Rutgers faculty detail case against Pearson

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  • Election 2016

    As we approach the 2016 presidential election, working families want to know about the issues at stake and where the candidates stand.

    We’ve put together information on leading declared and potential candidates and their positions on issues critical to AFT members and the communities they...

  • AFT members step up to save their college

    City College of San Francisco faculty fight to restore enrollment after accreditation battle.

    Members of the City College of San Francisco Faculty Union, known as AFT 2121, are fighting hard to rescue their school. 

    First, as reported in this publication, CCSF’s accreditation was threatened. Then, predictably, enrollment dropped.

    Although the court ruled in January that the...

  • AFT marks 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'

    AFT PRESIDENT Randi Weingarten and Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson, along with AFT vice presidents and members from across the country, were among the thousands who gathered in Alabama in March to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the Selma to Montgomery march and the...

  • Higher ed conference advances equality on and off campus

    If not us, who? This was the resounding question at the AFT/NEA National Higher Education Conference March 13-15 in Orlando, Fla., where nearly 600 members from the two unions united to find ways they could advance equality in public education and beyond.

    Through speakers, panel...