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OK, day one of APSCUF-KU XChange and I’ve already received a request from one of our members to put up an issue for discussion.  Here’s the email from Thomas Grant, Associate Professor of Accounting (posted here with his permission):

Kevin, If you are going to be “putting up content for discussion”, how about floating this one:

How many APSCUF members at KU know that between 30 and 40% of the COB faculty were recently given letters from their dean, which stated that within the next 3 to 5 years they will be “phased out” from teaching courses to Business majors? Keep in mind that many of these faculty have been teaching Business majors here at KU for over 20 years and some for over 30 years. This is all part of the push for AACSB accreditation and is penalizing faculty who were hired under a different set of hiring standards (back when students actually mattered and good teaching was something to be respected). Many of us in the COB wonder whether others on campus know about this and if they do, do they care?

Thomas J. Grant
Associate Professor of Accounting

What say you?

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APSCUF-KU held a joint Conference on Labor in Higher Education in Harrisburg on October 15-17th.  Here’s some stuff that came out of the conference:

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