Category Archives: Theme: Work* (2012-13)

The Research on Faculty Unions

by Tim Cain On February 4, the Senate began considering the ongoing efforts to organize the faculty at the Urbana-Champaign campus.  To varying degrees and among various constituents, these efforts have raised both excitement and concern.  They have also raised … Continue reading

Posted in Theme: Work* (2012-13), Yearly Theme | 1 Comment

Bailyn, Ethel, and Archival Work

by Tim Cain Each year, when I teach a course on the history of higher education, I spend a bit of time talking about Bernard Bailyn, the renowned Harvard University historian.  Although only a small fraction of Bailyn’s work addressed education, … Continue reading

Posted in Theme: Work* (2012-13), Yearly Theme | Leave a comment

Morrill at 150

by Kevin S. Zayed On Friday, October 26, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign celebrated the 150th anniversary of the first Morrill Land Grant Act, a key occurrence in the development of higher education and one that led to the … Continue reading

Posted in Theme: Work* (2012-13), Yearly Theme | Leave a comment

Local 41

The theme of Work* naturally raises issues of labor and unionization, issues that remain contentious in some parts of academe despite the decades of faculty collective bargaining.  According to the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher … Continue reading

Posted in Theme: Work* (2012-13), Yearly Theme | 2 Comments

Work*

As it is Labor Day, I am pleased to introduce Work* as the theme for the IPRH blog during the 2012-2013 academic year.  Over the next two semesters, guest bloggers will contribute pieces that address issues involving work, workers, and … Continue reading

Posted in Theme: Work* (2012-13), Yearly Theme | Leave a comment