Centennials/Millennials/GEN Z: Their Values, Beliefs, and Higher Education Needs

By Kristi Kanel, professor and chair of human services Like many of you, I raised a Millennial who is now 26 and who has been launched into the world after spending 6 years in higher education (mostly paid by scholarships and my income).  In addition to actually raising them, we have also been teaching, advising, … Continue reading Centennials/Millennials/GEN Z: Their Values, Beliefs, and Higher Education Needs

Tenure Density: An Adjunct’s Perspective

By: Patricia Lee, lecturer of computer science Tenure density can be defined as the percentage of classes taught by tenure-track faculty as compared to all faculty (Biesiada, 2018; McGloin, 2017).  The increasing decline of tenure-track faculty has been well-documented (Kezar, 2010; Schuster & Finkelstein, 2006).  In fact, the non-tenure-track faculty population often surpasses tenure-track faculty … Continue reading Tenure Density: An Adjunct’s Perspective

Bearing Witness To A Crisis in Shared Governance: Executive Orders 1110 and 1100-Revised

By: Jon Bruschke, professor and chair of human communication studies and statewide academic senator The pages of the Senate Forum have long been concerned with shared governance and have established, among other things, both its value and vulnerability (see, for instance, Vol. 23 Number 2 & Vol. 21 Number 1).  The past two years have … Continue reading Bearing Witness To A Crisis in Shared Governance: Executive Orders 1110 and 1100-Revised

The Marketplace of Ideas is the Problem, Not the Solution

By: Justin Huft, lecturer of sociology Tolerance isn’t an especially good goal. When you tolerate something, you are begrudgingly allowing it to exist. Poets don’t wish for their work to be tolerated as much as praised. Nor do musicians hope for the day their contributions are merely tolerated by the masses. When you tell your … Continue reading The Marketplace of Ideas is the Problem, Not the Solution