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The view that we adjuncts are inferior teachers or scholars who somehow deserve our lot makes less and less sense as time goes on, Angela B. Fulk argues.

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October 9, 2009
A department chair feels squeezed between senior administrators who want reform and senior professors who don't. C.K. Gunsalus considers the options.
October 7, 2009
As consultants who have worked in higher education for more than 20 years, we have had the opportunity to work closely with at least 50 presidents. Additionally, we learned a great deal during our research for a book on presidential transitions in higher education. We interviewed scores of presidents, provosts, chief financial officers, and trustees. Among many other things, we discovered the critical importance for presidents — especially new presidents — to devote effort and energy to building relationships — and we don’t just mean with donors.
October 5, 2009
Ever since this piece on the hiring process in philosophy was published in Inside Higher Ed, there has been a lot of discussion about the role that pedigree should play in hiring committees' decisions about job candidates (see here, here, and
October 2, 2009
Terri Givens considers the lessons learned and confidence gained from those who encouraged her -- and her obligation to do the same for others.
September 30, 2009
Charles R. Middleton considers why he is increasingly appointing as senior administrators people who are coming from non-academic employers.

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