Faculty

U.Va. and other leadership controversies show that tenured faculty can still wield influence

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U.Va. controversy and other leadership disputes show that, in particular instances, organized, tenured professors can still wield significant influence in direction of institutions.

Governor unhappy with salary hikes at Western Washington

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If state employees generally have salaries frozen amid budget cuts, should a single public university award generous raises?

Study finds that women sociologists with children more likely to have tenured careers

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Women sociologists with children are more likely than those without to have tenured jobs, study finds.

AAUP report stresses need for adjunct involvement in governance

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AAUP report says that departments and faculty senates need to be sure those off the tenure track have their views counted.

Law may contribute to advising overload at California's community colleges

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Some California community colleges have 1,700 students per academic adviser. But a state law designed to protect faculty jobs may help prevent the hiring of more counselors.

Premier Indian engineering institute wants to open US office

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One of India's prestigious universities plans to open an American office to try to get back home some of the talent it has lost to universities in the U.S.

Faculty groups consider how to respond to MOOCs

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The three national faculty unions are studying the movement taking off in online education -- and they aren't thrilled with what they see.

Rethinking the humanities Ph.D.

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Stanford professors have plan to halve degree time and link student programs to varying career goals. Efforts at Harvard, Minnesota and Colorado reflect growing interest in real reform of doctoral education.

 

The Bidens’ tax returns stir adjunct discussion

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The Bidens' tax return had non-tenure track instructors wondering how one of their own could be earning $82,000 a year, but it turns out Jill Biden has become an associate professor.

Argosy University cuts adjunct pay for online courses

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Argosy University cuts pay rate for online adjuncts, giving a rarely seen glimpse at adjunct pay and raising questions about how for-profits stack up on salaries.

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