UVM flacks for Wall Street by pushing ‘free market’ economics

I came across an interesting article recently that was written for the Stowe Reporter by a former UVM student who laments the “calcification” of economic education as embodied in the economics core curriculum at UVM and in most colleges and universities. The points made in the opinion piece reminded me of arguments I make in…Continue reading UVM flacks for Wall Street by pushing ‘free market’ economics

UVM Provost grievance “review” committee sweeps “smoking-gun” email and other evidence under the rug

Reading the report released by the Provost-level grievance review committee (containing one member picked by the Provost) is a lesson in feckless union support (the committee had a union representative) and the near uselessness of the entire grievance process due to the extremely narrow focus on procedural matters and deference to the administration’s side (hardly…Continue reading UVM Provost grievance “review” committee sweeps “smoking-gun” email and other evidence under the rug

UVM has lawyered-up: Over 40 fully redacted emails released related to my purge from the Dept. of Economics

My VT public records request has produced several smoking gun emails showing the Dept of Economics, led by its Chair, bent on not letting me continue teaching because I am not teaching “good economics” I love this slip in a moment of insecurity by the Chair to justify why the worst rated teachers in the…Continue reading UVM has lawyered-up: Over 40 fully redacted emails released related to my purge from the Dept. of Economics

“Monte Verde University 2045” is now! (viz., UVM on the corporate dole)

It is refreshing to see some biting satire of higher education being presented by United Academics in a “staged reading and discussion of  cautionary comic tale about the future of the corporate university,” suggesting how how “we can stop UVM from becoming Monte Verde U”.  But 2045? Well, how about 2017! Wall Street fingerprints are…Continue reading “Monte Verde University 2045” is now! (viz., UVM on the corporate dole)