Faculty

In for Nasty Weather

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Is faculty life, as it once was, officially a relic?

Bringing Them Back

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U. of Washington aims to boost number of female professors in STEM fields by recruiting those in industry.

Reframing the Debate

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Leaders of faculty groups undertake campaign to chart a new future for public higher education -- and for the students at risk of being shut out.

Relief in Nebraska

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After months of negotiations and looming threats, state lawmakers chart a more moderate course for collective bargaining for public employees.

Starting Over?

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Unhappy with how their leaders are chosen, adjuncts at California community college lead bid to decertify union and start a new one.

'Breach of Faith' at Idaho State

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When the Idaho State Board of Education decided in February to dissolve the Faculty Senate at Idaho State University, it stripped faculty members of their only means of weighing in on important university issues, according to a report being issued today on the results of an investigation by the American Association of University Professors. And, while a new faculty body has since been convened, considerable acrimony remains in Pocatello.

Why They Move

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In tough budget times, departures of top faculty set off debates over how to retain and lure away the best -- especially at flagships that appear targets for raids.

'The Faculty Lounges'

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It will surprise no one familiar with her work that Naomi Schaefer Riley is not a fan of tenure. In recent years, the former writer and deputy Taste editor of the Wall Street Journal and author of the book God on the Quad has emphasized themes, both in writing and on panels, of what she sees as the damage that tenure can wreak.

Teaching Them How to Think

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Assessment need not be a dirty word, an RPI prof tells faculty colleagues; when embraced, it can drive better teaching.

Entrepreneurship vs. Scholarship?

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Trying to wring revenues from research poses risks to academe, one scholar warns.

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