The Onion Takes on Adjunct Faculty Issues
What Does a Great Commissioner Look Like?
Thanks to The Onion for raising up adjunct (part-time/contingent) faculty issues, even if it’s satirical. Too many cuts to public higher education funding in Massachusetts resulted in the exploitation of adjunct faculty. There’s so much to be done here, including proportionate pay to full-time faculty and access to healthcare and other vital benefits. After remarking […]
PHENOM responds to President Obama’s Free Community College Proposal
Excerpted from 2015 Spring Newsletter Richard Freeland is stepping down as Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education after 6 years. PHENOM saw him as an ally in the quest for increased recognition and funding for public higher education, while disagreeing with aspects of his “Vision Project” which emphasize excessive measurement and performance funding. The Boston Globe […]
By Natalie Higgins, PHENOM’s Executive Director Excerpted from 2015 Spring Newsletter President Obama’s free community college proposal put affordability and accessibility of public higher education on the national agenda in a big way. PHENOM has been organizing around affordable and accessible high quality public higher education since its beginning. And we know that removing tuition and fees also removes […]