Section Announcements

Call for Papers: Neoliberalism and Public Higher Education, March 27-28, 2015. Submission Deadline: December 15, 2014.

Sociology of Development

Two announcements follow.  The first is a call for papers for a conference on “Neoliberalism and Public Higher Education” to be held at Michigan State University on March 27-28, 2015.  The second is a call for expressions of interest for research assistant positions to collect qualitative data for evaluations of programs designed to increase women’s economic empowerment in Africa.

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In order to promote critical reflection and public discussions on the impact of neoliberalism on higher education, the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University (MSU) with other co-sponsors is hosting a national conference titled “Neoliberalism and Public Higher Education.” 

Call for Papers

Neoliberalism and Public Higher Education

March 27-28, 2015

Kellogg Center

East Lansing, MI 

Critical topics include the corporatization of public colleges and universities, the privatization of public higher education and its implications for democracy, performance-based budgeting and its implications for institutional governance, the impact of neoliberalism on…

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The National Mobilization for Equity is a coalition of organizations committed to alleviating the present staffing crisis in higher education: three-quarters of the teaching jobs in American colleges are held by underpaid, precarious and poorly-supported contingent faculty. Our long-term goal is to end contingency as the norm. The current untenable situation not only adversely affects all faculty members, both contingent and tenure-track, it also negatively impacts our profession, our students and the quality of their education.

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