Faculty

Challenge to the Power of Tenure

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U.S. court ruling involving unusual law in Puerto Rico could endanger faculty rights, AAUP warns.

Promoting Career Flexibility

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A novel idea from Simmons College: If you want professors to learn management skills, you need to give them some time. Plus other awards for creative ways to help faculty.

In Colorado's Chosen Chief, Faculty See Tenure Foe

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The sole finalist to become president of the University of Colorado system was, as a state teachers' union describes it, “the architect and chief proponent” of changes at Metropolitan State College of Denver that "eliminated tenure as we know it.” Bruce Benson, the owner and president of an oil and gas exploration and production company since 1965, served as chair of Metro State’s Board

Newly Tenured -- at Age 68

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A professional actress arrived late to the tenured ranks, but says she's early into a career in academe.

Should Prospective Faculty Disclose Criminal Backgrounds?

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A Penn faculty committee votes against requiring information of all applicants, but some experts say that the questions should be asked of everyone.

Not So Free Speech in Campus Governance

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Faculty groups fear federal court decision endangers the right of professors at public institutions to speak out on matters of campus policy.

Late Grades? Pay Up, Professor

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Florida State U. has virtually eliminated a problem that plagues many campuses by charging instructors $10 per grade every time they miss a deadline for reporting students' scores.

Tenure as a Tarnished Brass Ring

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Has the system become so flawed that it's not worth it any more? Why are some tenured, liberal professors challenging what others long for?

Changing the Tenure Rules -- Without Telling Anyone?

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Sudden increase in denials at Baylor follows apparent shift in standards that took place after candidates submitted their portfolios for review.

The Seniority Pay Cut

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Colleges consider how to end salary compression and inversion – and whether it’s time to spend more on keeping faculty talent than getting new faculty talent.

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