Adrianna Kezar of the Delphi Project on why the professor at the front of your class probably doesn’t have tenure. 

Good news/bad news: 1) You may have a new student job this summer, thanks to the Canadian federal government;  2) the latest from the scandal at Mount Saint Mary’s University; 3) the US Senate may actually have some legislation that will be good for low income students; 4) but the US House may have some legislation that will be bad for research; 5) Kanye weighs in on education policy–and he makes some good points! Plus, who will win the Republican nomination? That’s our research of the week.

Our feature interview is Adrianna Kezar of the Delphi Project,  which looks at the increasing use of non-tenured faculty for teaching:

“The best thing that could happen is that PhD program enrollments plummet. Because we need a crisis. If we had that crisis happening, we’d get more attention to the issue. I feel people need to be that enraged and people need to turn away.”


Good News/Bad News

Kestler-D’Amours, Jillian, and The Canadian Press. “Government Subsidizes Summer Wages Paid to Young People between 15 and 30, Who Were Full-Time Students during the Past Year and Intend to Return to School.” The Toronto Star 12 Feb. 2016.
Robinson, Jennifer. “More Money from Trudeau for Summer Jobs, but Is It Working?” 16 Feb. 2016.
Brown, Sarah, and Katherine Mangan. “Fallout at Mount St. Mary’s Spreads as Scholars Protest Firings.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 10 Feb. 2016.
Thomason, Andy. “As Mount St. Mary’s Offers to Reinstate 2 Professors, Faculty Demands President Quit.”The Chronicle of Higher Education Blogs: The Ticker.  12 Feb. 2016.
—. “Mount St. Mary’s Board Apologizes for ‘Breakdown’ and Says It Will Conduct Review.The Chronicle of Higher Education Blogs: The Ticker. 16 Feb. 2016.
“A Parody Video on Mount St Mary’s.”Feminist Philosophers. Feb. 2016.
Casey, Robert. “S.2557 – 114th Congress (2015-2016): A Bill to Amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to Repeal the Suspension of Eligibility for Grants, Loans, and Work Assistance for Drug-Related Offenses.” legislation. 11 Feb. 2016.
Basken, Paul. “U.S. House Backs New Bid to Require ‘National Interest’ Certification for NSF Grants.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 11 Feb. 2016. The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Kingkade, Tyler. “Kanye West Actually Made Some Pretty Good Points On Twitter For Once.” The Huffington Post. 17 Feb. 2016.

Research of the Week
Fandos, Nicholas. “Donald Trump Will Be G.O.P. Nominee, Students’ Mock Convention Says.” The New York Times 13 Feb. 2016. 
Feature Interview

Kezar, Adrianna, and Daniel Maxey. Adapting by Design: Creating Faculty Roles and Defining Faculty Work to Ensure an Intentional Future for Colleges and Universities. University of Southern California: The Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success, 2015.
The Delphi Project. The Professoriate Reconsidered: A Study of New Faculty Models. University of Southern California: The Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success, 2015.

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