Prof. Baldez publishes an article on transforming teaching amid the coronavirus

American colleges and universities are in crisis. Public trust in universities has eroded and support for financing public institutions has dropped. For many people, science itself is suspect and scholarly expertise has been delegitimized. Operating costs continue to rise, but six out of ten universities failed to meet their enrollment targets last fall. The burden of teaching increasingly falls on the shoulders of contingent faculty—more than half of the nation's professors—who face large teaching loads, financial instability, insufficient professional development, and physical exhaustion. Too many students incur steep debt and too few complete their degrees. And that was before the COVID-19 crisis. Read more here.