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May 19, 2014
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The Erosion of Faculty Rights

In the rush to online education, faculty have been signing contracts that abrogate the ownership of their classes, erode their collective interests, and threaten the quality of higher education. As the numbers of companies providing online platforms have proliferated in recent years, so have the number and type of contracts that both universities and faculty have signed with them. No standard (let alone best) practice has yet emerged, and faculty are largely in the dark about what is at stake. Continue reading

May 14, 2014
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Ideal Contractual Provisions in an Instructor Online Agreement to Protect Intellectual Property Rights

When participating in online teaching at their university, instructors are advised to seek contributor agreements that contain the following ideal provisions in order to be assured that they will retain copyright over the courses they have created. These ideal provisions … Continue reading

May 13, 2014
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Campaign for the Future of Higher Education’s “Teaching Millions or Making Millions”

New Video Released by Campaign for the Future of Higher Education Questions False Promises of Online Education Industry.    “Online Ed: Teaching Millions or Making Millions?” at Online Ed: Teaching Millions or Making Millions? Online Ed: Teaching Millions or Making Millions? View … Continue reading

June 5, 2013
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Privatizing UC Instruction, SB520

A controversial bill proposes that California public universities partner with private technology companies to provide general education classes online. Colleen Lye and James Vernon, 2013-2014 Incoming Co-Chairs of the BFA, are quoted in this article concerning SB 520. June 5, … Continue reading

May 11, 2013
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CUCFA President Meister’s Open Letter to Coursera Founder Daphne Koller

“Because I share your vision of creating a world in which all have access to an excellent and empowering education, I would like to propose a new online course for you to make freely available through the Coursera platform. Its … Continue reading