Richard Dean tells the story of an unusual choice made by a new Ph.D.
Phil Ray Jack shares the realities of long-term adjunct status -- and what it means to finally gain a permanent position.
Two much-discussed trends in academe -- the adoption of corporate values and the decline in the percentage of faculty jobs that are on the tenure track -- are closely linked and require joint examination. That is the thesis of a new book, The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities, just published by Fordham University Press. Frank Donoghue, the author, is associate professor of English at Ohio State University.
When a tenure-track slot opened up, San Francisco State passed over experienced instructor with a Ph.D. (aged 61) for a non-Ph.D. (aged 31). EEOC sees bias -- and sues.
Study finds that in much of higher education, collective bargaining hasn’t stopped erosion of tenure-track lines. Community colleges may be different.
Valencia program is based on this premise: If community colleges want to help remedial students, and part timers do most of the teaching, programs to improve teaching must reach those instructors.
AAUP finds that university unfairly dismissed instructor as she was on the verge of obtaining job security.
Religious scholars at Marquette issue a challenge: How can a university be true to Catholic moral teachings and not offer its part timers health insurance?
Accreditors have many detailed rules that they expect colleges to meet -- requirements that relate to courses, faculties, facilities, money and more. But what about the use of adjunct faculty members -- an issue that is the subject of increasing debate in higher education? What have the accreditors said or done?