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  • Bonneau Says: Is Unionization Good For Faculty?

    Is Unionization Good For Faculty? One of the hot topics on my campus is the possible formation of a faculty union. In the past, I have been opposed to faculty unionization, but given some of the recent changes to higher education, specifically the threats to academic freedom, use of faculty e...
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  • Bonneau Says: Professional Development in an Unlikely Place

      Professional Development in an Unlikely Place For the better part of a decade, I have been involved in the scoring at Advanced Placement US Government and Politics exams. Each June, I (along with 700 or so colleagues) spend 10 days learning, teaching, and applying a rubric to hundreds of ...
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  • Bonneau Says: Just When I Thought I Was Doneā€¦.

    Just When I Thought I Was Done….   I thought I said everything I needed to say about academic freedom and faculty speech in my last column. But then this happened. And this. And it turns out that these raise slightly different issues than the others cases I considered last time. L...
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  • Bonneau Says: The Current Climate of Academic Freedom

    The Current Climate of Academic Freedom Threats to the academic freedom of scholars are frequently making headlines these days.  It is hard to tell whether these concerns have increased, whether these are just more extreme examples, or whether these ...
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