Obviously, a lot is going on at Guilford these days. Some of that has had me looking back at salary figures in response to requests from Guilford allies, so I thought I’d take a moment and provide updates to the comparisons I usually do between Guilford salaries and our traditional peer group, AAUP Category IIB … Read more
Back in February, I calculated an update to the Category IIB percentiles we used to publish in our Factbook. That post is here. The AAUP has now posted data for the 2018-19 academic year. This year includes both the recent rounds of raises in January 2017 (in effect for the last half of 2016-17, although … Read more
I spent some time Tuesday collecting some numbers and looking back at Guilford salaries. My goal was to recreate some of the numbers that Guilford used to report in its annual Factbook. That Factbook no longer exists, as far as I can tell, and the reporting of salaries compared to standards fizzled out in about … Read more
I got a request from Dr. Michael Frierson, a professor in Media Studies at UNCG, to share this with my faculty colleagues. The program is attached. [pdf-embedder url=”http://moonrm.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/AAUP-spring-2018-1.pdf” title=”AAUP spring 2018 (1)”] Registration for the meeting is here.
Rob Whitnell sent the following to me and said I could post it here if I thought it would be helpful. I do, so I am. The rest of this is Rob’s words. Somewhere deep into the multi-year process that led to the 1998 curriculum, Jeff Jeske started leading the task force focused on curriculum … Read more
Vance Ricks sent me an e-mail looking for ways to provide a discussion space for those who support and are excited about the 12-3 change. We agreed that a Moon Room post might be a good place to help facilitate that discussion. He wrote up the following and asked me to post it for him. … Read more
Here’s another logistical issue we’ll need to deal with if we move forward with the 12-3 schedule. It’s a different kind of challenge to staff a three-week course than it is a 15-week course, and with the current low number (at least in recent history) of tenured and tenure-track faculty, it’s likely we’ll need to … Read more
Gwen Gosney-Erickson, college archivist, forwarded me these minutes from 1966, when the college was facing rapid change and a call to revise their curriculum. They’re a fascinating look at a parallel time in Guilford’s history fifty years ago. [pdf-embedder url=”http://moonrm.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/1966FacultyMinute.pdf”] I asked for a little more context, and Gwen wrote: This was a massive overhaul … Read more
This area is open for discussion of the Learning Collaboratively plan presented to faculty on January 23 in the Learning Collaboratively Memorandum by Frank Boyd.
Note: Kami Rowan initially posted this as a comment to the last faculty meeting page, but she asked me to post it as a full message. Friends, given Dave’s message this evening about the need to take action that is bolder, more visible, more immediate and more sustainable, several faculty have begun to compile a … Read more