Reworking/Rethinking the University

Two Conferences at the University of Minnesota, April 11-13th, 2008; April 24-26, 2009

Teaching and Research Assistants Collective Bargaining Rights Act

(from Andy Cornell of NYU/GSOC):

We have some exciting news to share!  Two of our allies on Capitol Hill, Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Representative George Miller, have just introduced federal legislation to amend the National Labor Relations Act to grant collective bargaining rights to teaching and research assistants at private universities and colleges. Continue reading


April 24, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Planning for Next Year’s Conference

The Rethinking the University Working Group would like to solicit ideas for next year’s conference. Here are a few things we might want to consider, but feel free to post comments with any other suggestions.

  • Where should it be held?
  • When should it be held?
  • What should the format look like? Or, what worked and didn’t work this year? For instance, a few people have made the suggestion that we incorporate seminars, or possibly reading groups.

April 23, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 5 Comments

Reflections on the conference

One of the conference posters

Perhaps we can begin our continuation of the discussions from the conference by responding to this post with our reflections (click on “Comment” below).  Eli Thorkelson’s “notes on a lively conference on universities” provides some initial thoughts.

April 21, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 4 Comments