Life

American Studies on Offense and Defense

Smart Title: 

Scholars consider how to get more engaged in the political process -- and how to fend off attacks on what they do.

A Satisfied Full-Time Faculty

Smart Title: 

National survey of 4-year-college professors finds that they are happier with their jobs than other Americans are with theirs -- but some areas of dissatisfaction jump out.

Fight Over Tenure and Faculty Rights

Smart Title: 

Professors at Del Mar say interim president is rewriting the rules and writing away their job security; he says he's trying to promote standards. Battle shifts to court today.

When and Why Professors Retire

Smart Title: 

Provosts at state university meeting consider why some faculty members leave when others don't, and the role of incentives.

Professors and Politics (Again)

Smart Title: 

Research coming out today finds (surprise) that faculty members lean to the left -- and charges that "groupthink" limits hiring and other decisions.

Reconsidering Retiree Health Benefits

Smart Title: 

Dartmouth plan that would scale back coverage troubles some faculty who say the college is providing a disincentive to retire.

'Scholarship in the Digital Age'

Smart Title: 

It's hard to meet academics these days whose work hasn't been changed by the Internet. But even if everyone knows that the world of scholarship has changed, it's not always clear just how or the way those evolutions fit into the broad history of scholarship. Christine L. Borgman sets out to do just that in Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure and the Internet, just published by MIT Press.

List of Top Academic Employers Evolves

Smart Title: 

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.

Fewer English Jobs, More Language Jobs

Smart Title: 

As MLA convention approaches and interviews loom, a mixed picture emerges for key humanities disciplines.

Rethinking Work

Smart Title: 

At MLA meeting, panelists consider new ways to frame adjunct issues, as well as issues related to service requirements and new attempts to bridge the tenure-track/non-tenured divide.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Life
Back to Top