NAB Podcast: Randall Auxier and Reform in Higher Education

What is the current landscape of higher education in the United States, and in particular Illinois? How pervasive is the corporatization of higher education? How should public universities transform in the coming years? Given the scale of issues that face public higher education, how much change can come from attempts at the state and federal … Read More

NAB Podcast: Martin Jay on Critical Theory and the Academy

What can today’s higher education student and scholar activists learn from the critical theory tradition? What role can higher education and social movements play in constituting or readying people to participate in the public sphere?  How did the critical theory tradition try to balance the need to take a critical distance from the world and … Read More

NAB Podcast: Mia McIver on The Role of Unions in Higher Education

What’s the status of the labor movement and of labor unions in higher education today? Have academic labor unions been trapped in the two-tier structure of higher education (between tenured and non-tenured faculty), and can they sufficiently transform the arrangements within higher education so as to bring about an end to that system? In today’s … Read More