Rutgers Faculty Union backs Buono for governor

By Max Pizarro

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Rutgers AAUP-AFT, the faculty union at Rutgers University, today announced its support for Barbara Buono for Governor.

The union members issued a statement saying they believe Buono will become known as New Jersey’s “Higher Education Governor” because she has the experience and leadership required to put student success at the center of higher education policy.…

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Rutgers University faculty union endorses Buono for governor

By Melissa Hayes

The union representing more than 6,000 faculty members, teaching assistants and other instructors at Rutgers University has endorsed state Sen. Barbara Buono’s gubernatorial bid.
The union representing faculty members at Rutgers University has backed Sen. Barbara Buono’s gubernatorial bid.

The American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers at Rutgers issued a statement endorsing Buono and saying, “she will become known as New Jersey’s ‘Higher Education Governor’ because she has the experience and leadership required to put student success at the center of higher education policy.”

The union represents more than 6,000 full- and part-time faculty, teaching and graduate assistants, as well as post-doctoral associates, instructors and professional staff.…

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State Budget Officers Call on States and Colleges to Fix Higher-Ed Finance

By Eric Kelderman

Another report has concluded that the financial model for higher education is broken. The difference this time is that the report calls on both state lawmakers and campuses to share in the burden of fixing the problems.

The National Association of State Budget Officers, a nonpartisan group of state-government officials, released its analysis of higher-education finance on Wednesday, along with several broad policy suggestions.…

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Ruiz Raises ‘Severe Concerns’ About Administration’s Teacher Evaluation Program

Chief architect of tenure reform cautions against putting too much importance, too soon, on student performance on state tests

By John Mooney

As the Christie administration’s new regulations for teacher evaluation near a critical juncture, the prime author of the landmark tenure reform law behind the proposed rules said the administration may be moving too aggressively in some places.…

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Our Dirty Little Secret

By Adrianna Kezar, David Longanecker and Daniel Maxey

The faculty in postsecondary education has changed so much in the last 20 years that it has been labeled a “revolution” by researchers who study the professoriate. More than two-thirds of the faculty providing instruction in nonprofit higher education are currently employed off the tenure track, and their numbers continue to rise.…

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