Huge news out of Illinois as UChicago faculty win their union election by a 4-to-1 margin, from the Chicago Tribune: “A group of nontenured instructors at the University of Chicago has voted to form a union, adding a prestigious name to a swelling national movement to bring organized labor to the ivory tower.” Read the […]
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Big news out of USC today, as over 500 non-tenure track faculty filed a petition for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board. Seeking to protect quality education through improved faculty working conditions, faculty have taken the first step towards forming a union on campus. Despite non-tenure track faculty’s critical role in the […]
The Guardian takes a first-hand look at the U.S.’ ongoing trend towards the corporatization of higher education, and the real effects of driving down the cost of instruction to maximize profits: “The thing is the real economic hardship of this,” says Wedell, who lectures at the University of Southern California Roski School of Art and […]
Daily Trojan writer Lily Vaughan weighs in on the recent affordability resolution put forth by USG: “The lack of transparency as to where these funds are going increases mistrust among the University community and amplifies the sting of the same tuition increases the University fails to explain. Students deserve to be able to predict the cost of […]
The Daily Trojan weighs in on USC’s new CFO, and the need to invest in the workers and faculty who make our university great: “As the University grows in reputation as a top-ranked research university, students and University workers alike have consistently challenged its stance on socially responsible growth. In June, the removal of the University’s […]
In an effort to increase transparency and lower tuition costs, members of USG introduced a resolution on college affordability last night. From the Daily Trojan: “The resolution presentation began with the results of a college affordability survey conducted a few months ago. The results gathered 1,903 responses over a period of three weeks and showed […]
From Annenberg TV News: “USC collected $1.3 billion in tuition money in 2014, 65% of its total revenue. Most of that money went to employee compensation. 63% of expenses, some $1.2 billion, were employement-related, including salary, bonuses and health care. Still, some employees are getting paid more than others. President Nikias makes almost $1.6 […]
From Annenberg TV News: “Members of USC Forward, a group of students, faculty and community members fighting for “a better USC”, gathered outside Bovard Auditorium on USC’s campus today to protest tuition hikes and low wages for USC faculty. About 200 protesters participated in the march. They handed out flyers with the headline “WTF are […]
The LA Times reports: “Haden, whose annual salary and benefit package at USC is $2.5 million, collected about $135,000 combined in annual fees from four charitable foundations, according to the most recent Internal Revenue Service filings for the school and the nonprofits. Most foundations and other types of charities do not pay their board members, […]
From The Nation, amazing video chronicling the fight for fair wages in higher education: “If there’s one area that isn’t contributing to our historic levels of student debt, it’s adjunct professor’s pay. More than half of all college professors in the United States are adjuncts, working only “part-time.” One in three of them lives near […]