higher education http://kalw.org en Today on Your Call: How is the corporatization of higher education affecting teachers? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-corporatization-higher-education-affecting-teachers <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-6142dc70-4920-e74a-fe40-d66be8726f44"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">On today’s Your Call, we’ll discuss how colleges are hiring part-time teachers to save costs, and what impact it has on education. Adjunct teachers now make up 50 percent of higher education faculty. Many receive no benefits and are paid poorly, with no chance of job-security or tenure. What happens to students when their teachers are contractors, not full-time professionals? And how are adjuncts organizing for change? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.</span></span><br /><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-6142dc70-4920-e74a-fe40-d66be8726f44"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></p><p><br /><span id="docs-internal-guid-6142dc70-4920-e74a-fe40-d66be8726f44"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:58:38 +0000 Becca Hoekstra 39909 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How is the corporatization of higher education affecting teachers? Today on Your Call: What is the value of a college degree? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-value-college-degree <p></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Molly Spina 30161 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What is the value of a college degree? Reconsidering California’s Master Plan for Higher Education http://kalw.org/post/reconsidering-california-s-master-plan-higher-education <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For decades, California’s public university system has been a model for the world, and its prestige has helped to create much of the state’s prosperity. More recently the system has been stumbling – a victim of constant budget cutting, chronic overcrowding, and administrative gridlock.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:52:14 +0000 Jen Chien 28891 at http://kalw.org Reconsidering California’s Master Plan for Higher Education City College of San Francisco Fights for its Future http://kalw.org/post/city-college-san-francisco-fights-its-future <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.9317925768245672" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">In recent years, all levels of California’s public education system have been suffering from continuing budget cuts. City College of San Francisco, California’s largest community college has not been immune to these troubles. But right now it's facing an even bigger challenge, as the school fights to maintain its accreditation. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 23:18:57 +0000 15770 at http://kalw.org City College of San Francisco Fights for its Future How can we lower the student drop-out rate? http://kalw.org/post/how-can-we-lower-student-drop-out-rate <p>In last week&rsquo;s State of the Union address, President Obama proposed something radical, that dropping out of high school no longer be allowed. But that might be complicated. Every school district has tried numerous solutions to the dropout dilemma without success.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 01:59:24 +0000 Ben Trefny 5242 at http://kalw.org How can we lower the student drop-out rate?