Humanities

Authors discuss new book on academic motherhood

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Authors discuss new book about how women in academe balance their work and family responsibilities.

 

New College of the Humanities enrolls first class amidst questions on price and profits

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New College of the Humanities, in London, seeks to meld the American liberal arts and Oxford tutorial models. But critics have focused on its £18,000 annual price tag and its corporate structure.

Harvard will change job ad asking for recent doctorates

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First Colorado State, now Harvard. Job announcements favoring recent Ph.Ds. at these universities spur discussion and anger.

AHA recommends publishing placement records

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History association urges departments to be much more detailed than many have been about doctoral job placement. Will programs listen?

NLRB to review whether graduate assistants can unionize at private universities

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NLRB votes to reconsider ban on collective bargaining rights for teaching assistants and research assistants at private universities.

Adjunct survey paints bleak portrait

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Survey seeks to publicize the low pay and minimal benefits of part-time instructors.

Senior professor's mass e-mail leads to introspection

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An open letter to his colleagues, decrying dysfunction at his university, is now prompting reflection (and praise) from academics elsewhere.

Associate professors less satisfied than those at other ranks, survey finds

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Preliminary results of national survey find their job satisfaction in many areas lags those at assistant and full ranks.

Louisville lawsuit raises concerns familiar to those on tenure track

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If a department encourages a junior professor to teach more than is the norm, and take on more advisees than normal, is it fair to deny her tenure because she hasn't published enough? And why do so many people know someone with this story?

Boston U. extends voting rights for most who are off the tenure track

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Boston University gives those who do a lot of the teaching the right to have a say in faculty governance.

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