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You May Have Been YouTubed

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Students start to post videos of professors -- shot secretly -- on popular site. Watch out for your dignity and intellectual property rights.

The 'Family Friendly' Bonus

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As more colleges have adopted "family friendly" policies for professors, many experts have noted that relatively small shares of those eligible for the flexible arrangements use them. Much has been written about why this is the case, with many observers guessing that young parents, especially women, fear that asking for flexible arrangements may hurt them in the tenure process.

More Rights for Adjuncts

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AAUP suggests standards for treatment of part timers, some of whom see plan as progress; others worry about its time limits.

Political Shocker: Faculty Moderates

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New analysis suggests that the biggest trend in professorial politics is a shift to the center in many disciplines.

Not So Godless After All

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Believers outnumber atheists and agnostics, survey finds, and many professors regularly attend religious services.

Professor Quits Amid Charge of Improper Relationship

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The former Washington University faculty member made his mark in the sciences, as a dinosaur expert.

Want to Get Ahead? Get Hitched

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Data document relationship between finishing graduate school, publishing, getting a job -- and being married.

'In Pursuit of Knowledge'

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Deborah L. Rhode has joined the campaign against the role of status in defining what matters in higher education. Her new book, In Pursuit of Knowledge: Scholars, Status, and Academic Culture (Stanford University Press) questions why excellence is defined as it is today, and explores the impact that prestige has on the choices made by academics and scholars. Rhode, a professor of law and director of the Center on Ethics at Stanford University, responded to questions about the themes of her book.

RateMyProfessors: Hidden Camera Edition

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The site that students love and faculty members hate now wants the former to send in photographs of the latter.

'What Ever Happened to the Faculty?'

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Mary Burgan, former general secretary of the American Association of University Professors, is not happy about the trends she sees with regard to faculty rights. Traditional governance models are being replaced with strict hierarchies, and too many faculty members have too little influence in crucial decisions, she writes, in What Ever Happened to the Faculty? Drift and Decision in Higher Education, just published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

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