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The NEA Higher Education Advocate December 2009



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Today’s college instructors are already facing larger class sizes and fewer resources. Does anyone really expect them to consider how to incorporate the teaching of basic academic skills—active reading, writing, critical thinking, study skills, even emotional intelligence—into their discipline-based classes? Yes, says this issue’s Thriving in Academe author. Her solution is a grassroots faculty development program.

Inside this Issue:


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According to the Fall 2009 Salary Survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the class of 2009 earned less than the class of 2008.
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In mid-November, “the road” came to the NEA. NEA’s Higher Ed Program and Research Department convened our fall training of higher ed organizers, UniServ directors, and researchers.
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Pending in Congress this fall is another piece of legislation critically important to higher education. Congress gets ready to debate a plan that could save the nation $87 billion in subsidies to banks and use the money for higher education.
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Is the purpose of college to make students employable?
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The Illinois Education Association easily beat back an attempt by Waubonsee Community College to decertify the part-time and non-credit faculty unions at the college by challenging the union majority status after the unions’ first contracts expired.
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Today’s college instructors are already facing larger class sizes and fewer resources. Does anyone really expect them to consider how to incorporate the teaching of basic academic skills into their discipline-based classes? Yes, says this issue's author.
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Four college and university educators who emphasize hands-on research and teamwork have been named national winners of the 2009 U.S. Professors of the Year Awards.
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In April, Montana State University became the final college campus in the state to join the Montana Education Association (MEA)-Montana Federation of Teachers (MFT) partnership.

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