FACULTY JOBS

Some Nevada faculty question state's decision to reinstate merit pay without ending furloughs

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Nevada faculty members want to know why the state is restoring bonus pay for some while requiring all professors to take 6 days of unpaid leave a year.

New book emphasizes role of pedagogy in law schools

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Law education has been a bit beleaguered lately. A new book shows what's still right about legal education and where it needs to go.

Penn State announces new health insurance surcharges for smokers, others

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Penn State angered faculty when it mandated biometric tests for those on health insurance. Now it's charging extra to those who use tobacco. Faculty members -- including those who don't smoke -- are furious.

U. of California Board of Regents adopts new measure for academic freedom

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U. of California board -- responding to 2006 Supreme Court ruling -- codifies the right of professors to offer views on any policy or action of the university.

Colorado AAUP caucus adopts statement against changing tenure criteria midstream

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At several campuses, faculty leaders say institutions are unfairly altering tenure criteria as candidates are midway through their probationary periods.

A lawsuit filed against two labs founded by UT-Austin professor raises questions of conflict of interest and academic freedom

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Eastman Chemical's lawsuit raises issues about academic and corporate research and conflicts of interest.

Universities spend more on professor than coach salaries, study says

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New study says universities actually spend more per professor on salaries than they do per coach, and that high athletic salaries derive from funds that don't come from the state or institution.

New York division of AAUP prepares template for faculty decision-making

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New York division of AAUP prepares template for professors to be truly involved in institutional decision-making.

AAUP session centers on intellectual property and academic freedom in the online education age

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Cary Nelson warns that MOOCs could lead to erosion of faculty members' intellectual property rights.

Former American U. professor charges institution with age discrimination and lack of commitment to professional track

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American U. says it has track for those with non-academic careers who want to join the faculty. A suit charges that the university only values traditional academic credentials.

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