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Collegiality experts advocate its role in personnel decisions

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Collegiality is a sticky subject when it comes to personnel decisions. But some argue that a well-defined notion of collegiality could make for better department dynamics in the long run.

Colorado College's education major challenges whether disciplines still define the liberal arts

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New education major at Colorado College, a thriving liberal arts college, challenges whether sector should still be defined by traditional disciplines.

Panel proposes 'radical changes' to culture of scientific research

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The culture of scientific research needs a major shakeup to tackle the challenges facing society, a new report asserts.

Diversity plays positive and negative roles in University of Kentucky provost search

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After media scrutiny about all the white men in the University of Kentucky administration, two women and a Hispanic male are named finalists in the provost search. Can a public emphasis on diversity undermine the goal?

Academics born in India see growth in presidential ranks

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Indian-born academics are seeing their numbers grow in top campus jobs, reflecting internationalization trends over the past 40 years.

New York University vote of no confidence raises debate about ambitions and governance models

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A vote against NYU’s president raises questions about the university’s local and global ambitions, as well as whether the traditional structure of shared governance can survive rapid changes in higher education.

Emory president's controversial column sparks broader discussion of leadership

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Emory president's controversial column, a surprise for a man many say has handled issues of race well in his 10-year tenure, is continuing to drive discussion of race and leadership on campus.

Duke proposes a mandatory, short video pitch to accompany dissertations

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Should universities require graduate students to pare down years of research into a soundbite that can be understood by non-scholars?

A university tries to deal with salary compression among faculty members

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At many colleges, long-term professors say their pay lags behind that of newer faculty. Has UW Oshkosh found a way to deal with the problem?

An academic press sues a librarian, raising issues of academic freedom

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A university librarian finds himself sued for questioning the quality of an academic press.

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