The fall 2022 issue of Academe calls on faculty to become actively engaged in budget and finance issues on their campuses and in their states. Contributors to the issue explore the power of coalitional organizing to push back against austerity measures, demand transparency, and hold institutions accountable for their obligations to faculty, staff, students, and the communities beyond their campuses. Aimee Loiselle, assistant professor of history at Central Connecticut State University, and Jennifer M. Miller, associate professor of history at Dartmouth College, served as guest editors of this special issue of the magazine. They are members of Scholars for a New Deal for Higher Education. Additional articles will appear in a forthcoming online supplement to this special issue.
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Organizing Faculty through Budget Activism
Preemptive cost-cutting as a call to action.
By François Furstenberg and Naveeda Khan
Austerity, Labor Exploitation, and the Academic Stretch-Out
On job losses and expanding workloads.
By Jill Penn
Building a New Framework of Values for the University
Emerging from the ivory tower’s shadow.
An interview with Davarian L. Baldwin by Jennifer Mittelstadt
System Error for Connecticut’s Community College Consolidation
Promising, but failing, to put students first.
By Colena Sesanker
American Higher Education's Past Was Gilded, Not Golden
A missed opportunity for genuine equity.
By Elizabeth Tandy Shermer
Stop Trying to Find the Money—Create It
A proposal for universities and public money.
By Scott Ferguson and Benjamin Wilson
Standing Up to Money and Power with Cross-Sector Organizing around Endowments (online only)
Collaborative communities of shared interests unite.
By Kelly Grotke
Student Debt Cancellation on Campus (online only)
An executive order begins a virtuous cycle.
By Charlie Eaton
Budget and Finance Rucksack (online only)
Tools and resources for tackling austerity.
By Aimee Loiselle with Jennifer M. Miller
The Myth of Higher Education’s Magic
Jeffrey Melnick reviews The Education Trap by Cristina Viviana Groeger.
Saving the Seed Bank and Defending Academic Freedom
Diane Kemker reviews Dirty Knowledge by Julia Schleck.
A Meditation on Restoring Faith in Our Nation
Stephen Parks reviews What Universities Owe Democracy by Ronald J. Daniels.
From the Guest Editors: Revolutionizing Higher Education Budget and Finance
Legal Watch: The Supreme Court’s Hard Right Turn
From the President: Stronger Together
AAUP and AFT Affiliate in Historic Partnership
New Council Members Elected
New AAUP Data Website
2022 Summer Institute in Reno
Student Debt Update
Contract Wins for Collective Bargaining Chapters
AAUP Criticizes Purdue’s Presidential Appointment
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