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The Public (Non-Salary) Advantage

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In competition for faculty talent, private higher ed wins bidding wars, but new study suggests that on key employment policies, state institutions have the edge.

A Satisfied Full-Time Faculty

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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.

Early Retirement Payments Are Taxable, Court Rules

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Federal appeals panel orders Pitt to pay $2.2 million in Social Security taxes, deeming professors' tenure to be just another right based on past service to university.

When and Why Professors Retire

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

Reconsidering Retiree Health Benefits

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

ABC Thinks You're Rich; 'U.S. News' Says Your Job Is Cushy

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It turns out that college administrators and professors should stop complaining about their pay and working conditions, at least according to U.S. News & World Report and ABC News.

On Saturday night, Charlie Gibson, the ABC anchor, was introducing a question in the Democratic presidential debate about proposed tax increases for wealthy Americans and his example of those who might be affected: college professors at a liberal arts college.

Call to Arms for Academic Labor

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Marc Bousquet pulls no punches in "How the University Works," his analysis about why so many Ph.D.'s may never see tenure or decent working conditions.

Faculty Salaries Up 4%

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Size of median increase didn't change at public four-year institutions, but edged up at private institutions.

The 'Double Hit' on Women's Salaries

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Surveys abound showing that women in academe (and the rest of society) earn less than men. Likewise theories abound for why this is the case, so many years after it ceased to be acceptable for deans (or other bosses) to automatically assume a woman could make do with less.

Better Contracts for Full-Time Adjuncts

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Most union pacts have little detail on the growing contingent of non-tenure-track professors, but that is starting to change.

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