Friday, June 23, 2017

Epochal Crossroads and the Values(s) of Higher Education: A Critical Reflection

AAUP-Oregon
June 19, 2017
By Pedro Garcia-Caro, United Academics at UO

Courtesy of AAUP-Oregon
The divisive and toxic national political climate has deeply impacted our campus throughout this academic year, altering the way in which we all see each other and the university as an institution.  Already, over the past decade, the historical crossroads for our university was an increasingly fraught choice between a previously dignified public university or a largely privatized corporation.  The scandalous withdrawal of state revenues away from Higher Education in Oregon and elsewhere in the country dictated a donor-driven, student-as-customer-and-future-alumni ethos for which the narrative of the campus was becoming increasingly more devoted to the show-business of college sports next to the campus as a profitable space for networking, offering a set of business-oriented skills (accounting, letter writing, marketing), and then - as an afterthought - showcasing some cool scientific discoveries resulting from regularly underfunded projects.

Read the full article at the state AAUP website here.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Study: More Oregon college students use pot since legalization

OregonLive
By Lynne Terry
June 14, 2017

Marijuana use among Oregon college students has gone up since the legalization of recreational pot, a new study found.

Much of that increase was among students who had recently been drinking.

Read the full article at the OregonLive website here.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

AAUP-Oregon is Hiring!

AAUP-Oregon
By Ashley Bromley
June 12, 2017

The Oregon State Conference of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP-Oregon) is pleased to announce an organizer position to be filled as soon as possible.  Four years ago, faculty at the University of Oregon, Portland State University, and Oregon State University came together to revive the state organization if the AAUP.  Since that time, the state conference has established itself as a voice for faculty in Oregon and an important partner with other higher education unions and student groups, legislatively and on campuses.

Read the full article and see the application requirements at the AAUP-Oregon website here.


Friday, June 9, 2017

Southern Oregon University loses $1.9 million in email scheme

OregonLive
By The Associated Press
June 8, 2017

Ashland -- Southern Oregon University lost $1.9 million in an email scheme.

The Mail Tribune reports University officials announced the loss Wednesday, stating the funds were intended for the contractor on the McNeal Pavilion and Student Recreation Center.  But unknown suspects allegedly posed as Anderson Construction in an email, prompting officials to send the payment to a bank account the contractor did not control.

Read the full article at the OregonLive website here.