Tenure

New Orleans, Back in the Fold

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AAUP clears two New Orleans universities from its censure list, but cites Bethune-Cookman, Idaho State and RPI.

Layoffs and Turmoil

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Cuts in California's Ventura County Community College District infuriate professors and students.

Something for Everyone

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A new contract at Temple will make tenure harder to get -- and provide new benefits for full-timers off the tenure track.

10 Years Until Tenure

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If a report issued Thursday gains momentum, the tenure clock -- and many other things about faculty career paths -- could see significant changes.

The American Council on Education released the report, which attacks what David Ward, president of the council, called the "rigidity" of the tenure system. The report warns that unless colleges become more flexible about how professors are recruited and what is expected of them, they will lose much of the best talent -- especially women.

Are State Troopers Models for Professors?

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The American system of awarding doctorates and producing professors is a mess. On that, the disparate voices on a high-powered MLA panel on reforming the Ph.D. agreed Monday night.

Disparate Burden

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New data show just how unequally child-care responsibilities fall on male and female professors.

A Real Option

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The U. of California is considering a policy that might make part-time faculty careers -- before and after tenure -- more viable than ever before.

Stepping Up for Part-Timers

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The Radical Caucus wants the MLA to do more to protect the labor rights of grad students and adjuncts.

More Help for Part-Timers

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The MLA's Delegate Assembly endorsed two proposals to bolster, in small ways, the status of "contingent" instructors.

Leaning to the Left

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A new study says that the vast majority of faculty members are liberal, but does that prove they're biased?

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