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A Focus on Adjuncts

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Community college administrators share ideas about how to better train and motivate part-time professors.

Pickets and Protests

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Teaching assistants at Columbia and Yale vote to strike; students walk out of classes at Emerson to back faculty union.

Playing Defense and Offense

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Leaders of the AFT's college unions plan opposition to David Horowitz, cooperation with the NEA, and new organizing efforts.

Will Professors Sign Up?

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A poll of non-union faculty members suggests potential to expand collective bargaining at colleges and challenges facing organizing drives.

'Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money'

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The "preoccupation with money" is eroding the values of higher education, argues a new book: Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money, published in April by the University of Virginia Press. The authors -- James Engell and Anthony Dangerfield -- question the endowment obsession of presidents, the rating obsession of admissions officers, and the career obsession of students.

Professors Without Pay

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Faculty members sue Knoxville College, charging that they haven’t been compensated for nearly a year.

Post-Tenure Reviews Without Due Process

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Investigators from the American Association of University Professors find fault with the way Virginia State U. dismissed two faculty members.

Turnaround for Women at Harvard

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University pledges at least $50 million, creates new position and vows to consider numerous policy changes to aid female scientists.

3% Now vs. 6% Later

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George Washington U. says faculty will benefit from a six-month delay in raises. Professors want to see their money now.

Faculty Demographics

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New data show how faculty racial composition differs among sectors of colleges. On gender, data show equity at community colleges.

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