Now they have come for the poets… Enough!
The Maryland AAUP conference sent us this piece by Ned Balbo, who taught for twenty-four years in the writing department at Loyola University Maryland. In it, Balbo recounts how he lost his position because of new enforcement of a Loyola rule barring full-time non-tenure-track faculty members from reappointment to their existing position after six consecutive one-year contracts. Despite appeals to the administration from many of his colleagues as well as the national AAUP, Balbo remains jobless.
Read the whole piece: http://cheausa.org/poet-versus-party-line-dismissal-ned-balbo/