- Student Protests in Quebec continue. Talks have begun..
- In response to protests, Quebec government tries to strike down freedom of assembly. Protesters respond with new forms of dissent.
- Solidarity for Quebec students spreads to the US. For information on Berkeley actions see Reclaim UC
- Teachers and Students strike in Spain to protest austerity cuts to education.
- "The Public Refusal of Privatization"
- CSU administrators pushing online education.
- At the CCs and CSUs summer classes are disappearing due to budget cuts.
- Charles Reed follows Jack Scott into retirement. President Yudof?
To reiterate, we are#notNFM: not this blog, FB page A new faculty majority, twitter streams nor other blogs and social media sites tentatively designated Precarious Faculty Rising (PFR). These pages are part of an open, informal network of precarious faculty information, support and advocacy sites — NOT an organization!
Please revisit the following posts: "on recent social media changes" December 15, 2013; "blog updates—new pages & other confusion mitigation" December 18, 2013; and "#PFR network: blog & #socialmedia directions" January 15, 2014
We are all working toward a common goal, just on different tracks. Cooperation and coordinating efforts make more sense than conflict and competition — let's leave that behind us in the realm of higher ed hierarchy and #badmin that we want to change.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
U to the Rescue! Cali Link Feast
Michael Merzanze's Links for May 29, 2012 from Remaking the University (high on our highly recommended blogs list): Quebec to California (rather a ring, doncha' think?). A recent reader comment on our wall reminded me to pay more attention to California. Chris Newfield's and Michael Meranze's excellent, thoughtful, informative, well researched and written higher ed blog is a good place to start. Add Chris' Blog Archive (overflow site, not really "too dumb to live" at all) to the list. Although CA higher ed is a primary focus, coverage and articles in both go far beyond state lines. Perhaps, a CA reading list next. Got suggestions?
PS I still have my own ramblings with day old links in drafts...