Faculty

Faculty Salaries and Priorities

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AAUP points to gaps in pay for professors and presidents, and sees decline against inflation, but method of calculating total increase is questioned.

Divorce: Grounds for Dismissal

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At Wheaton in Illinois, a professor resigns to avoid being fired under college policy on marriage.

Validation for RateMyProfessors.com?

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Study finds high correlation between reviews on the Web site professors love to hate and in formal evaluation system used by 275 colleges.

A Professor Sues His Students

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Does this litigation protect faculty members from unfair accusations -- or potentially threaten academic freedom?

The Buck Stops Where?

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Professors at West Virginia U., outraged by scandal, demand president's ouster. Will anyone listen?

'On Course': New Guide to First Semester of Teaching

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A frequent refrain of new faculty members, fresh from graduate school, is that earning a Ph.D. didn't train them to lead a course. A new book -- On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching (Harvard University Press) -- aims to help such professors. The author is James M.

Does Academe Hinder Parenthood?

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2 new studies suggest that many professors, especially women, are less likely than other professionals or men in their field to have kids.

Newly Tenured ... at Alderson-Broaddus, Quincy, U. of Michigan at Flint

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:

Alderson-Broaddus College

  • Lewis Hall, music

Quincy University

  • Joseph Coelho, biology
  • Vicky Eidson, accounting

University of Michigan at Flint

'Quiet Desperation' of Academic Women

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Interviews with 80 female faculty members at a research university -- the largest qualitative study of its kind -- have found that many women in careers are deeply frustrated by a system that they believe undervalues their work and denies them opportunities for a balanced life. While the study found some overt discrimination in the form of harassment or explicitly sexist remarks, many of the concerns involved more subtle "deeply entrenched inequities."

New Haven Censured; 2 Colleges Have Sanction Lifted

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AAUP also weighs in on campus guns (con), teaching evolution (pro), and loyalty oaths (con), and tables measure to criticize Israel.

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