Scholars Under Attack: American Studies Association to Document Assaults on Academic Freedom | NewBlackMan in Exile | #OYRchallenge

Stay abreast of  Scholars Under Attack’s efforts to investigate and publicize attacks on Academia.  Stay tuned to NewBlackMan (in Exile) for further updates starting with this recent article.  Scholars Under Attack: American Studies Association to Document Assaults on Academic Freedom | NewBlackMan in Exile

“Against a backdrop of rapidly changing economics in higher education, it’s clear that university scholars and students in America are increasingly under attack,” said ASA President Lisa Duggan of New York University. “From elimination of tenure, to the expansion of a precarious class of adjuncts and instructors with neither the benefit of academic freedom nor the basic dignity of a living wage, to a burgeoning cohort of students drowning in debt, these assaults on higher education are part and parcel of political and economic privatization efforts that will have devastating long-term effects.”

The effort, called Scholars Under Attack, will document examples of assaults on academic freedom, program cuts, labor organizing and political protests, and instances of faculty profiling.

via Scholars Under Attack: American Studies Association to Document Assaults on Academic Freedom | NewBlackMan in Exile.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s