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Explore the debate and science of Faculty Unionization.

March 9, 2020

On Faculty Union Bans

Peter Wood

South Dakota has just become the fourth state to ban faculty unions at public universities, joining Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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May 23, 2019

Episode #29: Faculty Unions with Daniel DiSalvo

Peter Wood

A conversation on the place of unions on campus, from faculty to grad students, and the recent case of St. Cloud University Professor Kathleen Uradnik. Our expert guest is an assistant professor at CU...

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October 9, 2015

A Book on Higher Ed that Looks Dull but has Something Important to Say

George Leef

George Leef discusses an argument by two college presidents for an end to the traditional faculty role in college governance.

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March 18, 2015

Obama's NLRB Pushes Faculty Unionization

George Leef

An economics professor explains why he regards faculty unionization as bad law.

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August 23, 2011

Video: Naomi Schaefer Riley on Colleges in the Prestige (Not Teaching) Business

Tenure and a heavy emphasis on research over teaching are among the factors that dilute contemporary higher education, says Naomi Schaefer Riley.

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April 20, 2011

Protest Envy

Peter Wood

Peter Wood explains why a planned day of protest by academic unions faltered.

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March 9, 2011

Faculty Unionization: Pro and Con

George Leef

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, we feature two sharply differing views on the hotly debated topic of faculty unionization. Arguing in favor is the AAUP's Cary Nelson. Arguing agains...

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March 3, 2011

Unionizing Higher Ed

Brian T. Johnson

Naomi Schaefer Riley writes in USA Today about the ongoing unionization of public higher education. The sprawling labor force of an ever-expanding academy has become a fertile recruiting ground for...

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July 14, 2010

A Click of the Mouse, a Turn of the Page

Brian T. Johnson

David Brooks of the New York Times writes a fine column on the power of books in the age of the internet. His observations are prompted by a study which finds that low income elementary school stude...

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