Professors

Stanford's Lucky Lunch

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Every Stanford University employee will get a little wealthier next week.

To a brief silence, and then thunderous applause at a staff-appreciation lunch, President John Hennessy announced Tuesday that all 11,000 full and part-time faculty and staff members will get a $250 bonus next month for their "tremendous effort," which led to “a very successful year.”

Raises Ordered for U. of Wash. Faculty

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Agreement between administrators and professors was binding, judge's ruling says, even if budgets were tight.

Help Wanted: Low-Cost Adjuncts

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To mark Campus Equity Week, part-timers in Vermont are using an unusual ad campaign.

Georgetown's New Benefits for Gays

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Gay and lesbian faculty and staff members at Georgetown University are saying a rhetorical "amen” to new guidelines that will provide health insurance for their same-sex partners, starting January 1. More and more colleges each year provide some benefits for gay professors’ partners, but the trend is notably less evident at Roman Catholic institutions, making Georgetown’s move significant.

More Part-Time Progress

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New adjunct faculty agreement at Nassau Community College includes extra pay for long-time employees.

Changing the Incentives

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At most colleges, faculty with extra duties get reduced teaching loads. Duke professors asked for -- and are getting -- new options.

Suffolk Part-Timers Unionize

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AAUP’s “Boston experiment” garners another success, say organizers.

Moving to 'Conversion'

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For some time now, large gatherings of faculty members have included a session about adjuncts. Those frustrated at being kept off of the tenure track would hear the latest data on the shrinking pool of tenure-track jobs and attendees would trade horror stories about the use and abuse of part-timers. And then the meeting would get back to its regular agenda.

Faculty Salaries Up 3.4%

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Increases are highest at private institutions and doctoral institutions -- and in selected disciplines.

Uniting Against Horowitz

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Coalition opposed to Academic Bill of Rights discusses its plans.

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