Faculty

List of Top Academic Employers Evolves

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With more colleges participating, COACHE project issues new list of exemplary institutions -- and continues to find that some are not among the wealthiest or most prestigious.

Short Shrift to MLK Day?

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Professors at Ohio State criticize administration for rearranging classes that will be missed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as opposed to other holidays.

(Alleged) Crime and (Delayed) Punishment?

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St. Louis Community College fires a music professor accused of sexually abusing a former high school student of his in the 1990s.

ABC Thinks You're Rich; 'U.S. News' Says Your Job Is Cushy

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It turns out that college administrators and professors should stop complaining about their pay and working conditions, at least according to U.S. News & World Report and ABC News.

On Saturday night, Charlie Gibson, the ABC anchor, was introducing a question in the Democratic presidential debate about proposed tax increases for wealthy Americans and his example of those who might be affected: college professors at a liberal arts college.

Grant for Islamic Studies Put on Indefinite Hold

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A controversial Islamic think tank's plans to endow a chair at Temple U. fall through -- because of prudence or undue influence?

Call to Arms for Academic Labor

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Marc Bousquet pulls no punches in "How the University Works," his analysis about why so many Ph.D.'s may never see tenure or decent working conditions.

Global Warming 'Teach-In'

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At colleges, support for the green movement tends to come in the form of construction, pledges, investments and the like. Starting this month, you can add to that list "teach-ins."

Integrating International Faculty

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Researchers consider issues specific to foreign-born faculty and ways to help them adjust.

Alice's Adventures in Tenureland

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Poor Alice. She's pulled in different directions and doesn't know what will get her to Tenureland.

As described by Cathy Trower, director and research associate at the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, fictional Alice's predicament mirrors that of many professors who embrace interdisciplinary research but find trouble parlaying that into career advancement.

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.

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