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New Push for Full-Time Faculty Jobs

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AFT plans to push state legislation to counter erosion of tenure-track positions. Can long-term adjuncts and new Ph.D.'s both gain?

Avoiding a Legal Shootout

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U. of Utah -- its gun ban rejected by state courts -- will seek legislative help rather than a court ruling.

Rethinking Tenure -- and Much More

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MLA's new analysis has potentially dramatic implications for graduate education, hiring, promotion, scholarship, publishing and technology.

The Job Security Rankings

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AAUP releases colleges' percentages of faculty working full and part time, on and off the tenure track.

Conversion Experience

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As more groups demand that part-time faculty jobs become full-time positions, could Georgia State U. provide a model?

Stanford's New Grants for the Humanities

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Winning research support is tough for faculty members in all disciplines -- and makes or breaks careers, especially at research universities. For those in the sciences, competition from many federal agencies has grown more intense in recent years, but there are still billions given out annually and even relatively junior professors can hope to land grants of significant size.

Race and Careers

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English and language professors consider how who they are affects their jobs -- and who gets hired for which positions.

Rallying and Quibbling on Tenure Plan

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MLA proposal to change how professors are hired and promoted draws generally strong support -- and some objections on details.

Students' Complaints, Professors' Rights

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A seemingly innocuous policy change at the City University of New York has faculty leaders worried that their institution -- which has not been front and center in the battles over David Horowitz's "Academic Bill of Rights" -- may end up giving the conservative activist a victory, at their expense.

Bias Seen in Bias Studies

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New analysis questions legitimacy of slew of reports finding that professors' liberal inclinations create classroom unfairness.

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