The Bell Rings. (Again.)

by Michele Alperin As universities bandy about expressions like “academic freedom” and “educational excellence,” they apparently still see themselves as idealistic bastions of knowledge. But at The George Washington University (GW) in Washington, D.C., finances have engendered a new language in academe, including phrases like “strategic priorities” and “available resources.” Indeed, financial concerns have been used to dictate the last word on a variety of debates within higher education, including the debate over the use of part-time faculty. At GW, administrators and part-time faculty disagree about whether or not adjunct faculty there are primarily specialists brought in to share their […]
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