Faculty

Off the Picket Lines

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Tentative deal ends strike at Community College of Philadelphia; at California State U., fact finder's report may avert strike.

The Overflowing Composition Classroom

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At community colleges, those who teach writing have far more students per semester than may be educationally sound, survey finds.

Sister Mentors

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Minority women pursuing their Ph.D.'s mentor one another and young girls to keep the pipeline open at all levels.

Inexorable March to a Part-Time Faculty

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Adjuncts nearing half of all professors, and proportion off the tenure track grows, latest U.S. data show.

Redefining Academic Freedom

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AFT seeks to reshape the debate about a core value by emphasizing issues of job security, or lack thereof, for adjuncts.

Words He Can't Escape

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Students at the George Mason University School of Law received a double whammy last week: First, Dean Daniel D. Polsby sent an e-mail informing them of a "special town hall meeting" scheduled for Monday where they could meet a candidate for a tenure-track job -- a 22-year-old candidate who had once posted online class notes containing a racial epithet while a law student at Harvard in 2002. Then the next day, Polsby canceled the meeting, writing that the controversial would-be professor "is no longer a candidate."

Real Pay Increases for Professors

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Salary gains outpace inflation after 2 years of declines, AAUP finds. But survey also notes growing gaps among disciplines.

(Virtual) Exile in Hawaii

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Professor sues after university restricts him from campus while it investigates complaints of his "intimidating" behavior.

New Approach to Diversity

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Colgate asks hiring departments to keep excellence as top priority, but to alter pools by de-emphasizing subfield specialties.

Progress for Adjuncts

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Budget in Washington State narrows the pay gap between those on and off the tenure track.

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