The Columbia Chronicle

P-Fac threatens complaint

By Lisa Schulz

March 12, 2012

Columbia’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, is threatening to file an unfair labor practices complaint with the National Labor Relations Board on grounds that the college has refused to provide bargaining dates to resume negotiations for a labor contract with the administration.The administration offered an extended contract proposal Dec. 19, 2011. P-Fac has not formally responded to the proposal but has been highly critical of ...

‘Academically Adrift’ claims students aren’t learning while attending college

By Shardae Smith

February 14, 2011

Imagine attending college for two years only to find out you didn’t retain much of the curriculum. The U.S. higher education system is failing its students, according to a recent book published by professors from New York University and the University of Virginia.The book “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses” was written by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa and was released in January. It asserts that studen...

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