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The New College Days: Reflecting On The First Semester Of The 2020-2021 Academic Year

Seth Sawyers
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We’re one semester into the 2020-2021 academic year. This hour, how are faculty at our Connecticut colleges and universities holding up? 

Coming up, we'll talk about faculty burnout, the impending end of tenure, and what universities will invest in, in the future. 

And later, the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system is in the process of merging all 12 of our state community colleges. We learn about what this means for students and faculty.

Are you teaching or attending college here in Connecticut? We want to hear from you! What do you miss about being in the classroom?


  • Colleen Flaherty - Faculty Reporter at Inside Higher Ed
  • Maureen Chalmers - President of the Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges, Northwestern Connecticut Community College 

  • Patty O’Neill - President, Connecticut State University American Association of University Professors 

  • Tom Brock - Director of Community College Research Center at Teachers College Columbia University
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