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17 Hours Revisited: A Satire

— Melissa K. Downes Chancellor Brogan says faculty work only 17 hours per week or less. Let’s imagine a world where such a claim is true: In that world, I won’t be spending my weekends and weekdays preparing lectures, discussions, question sheets, … Continue reading

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Why We Will Strike (Though We Would Rather Teach)

– Melissa K. Downes and Jeanne M. Slattery An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people. Thomas Jefferson Neither of us wants to go on strike. We love teaching, we’re committed to our students, … Continue reading

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10 Myths That Damage a University. Part 1: How a University “Should” Run

– Jeanne M. Slattery and Melissa K. Downes We live in a world that is trying to reduce education to a false equation and, in the process, is devaluing the importance of and commitment to a quality education. We believe … Continue reading

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Seventeen hours?

– Melissa K. Downes and Jeanne M. Slattery Every time we hear someone pronounce how little we work and how very much we are paid, we gain another wrinkle, another gray hair, or several tensed muscles. Melissa goes and writes … Continue reading

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