FACULTY JOBS

Study finds no impact on student success from having adjunct instructors

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New study shows employment of part-time faculty doesn't impact student success positively or negatively at community colleges, while institution size and location do.

U. of Chicago grad students who are breast-feeding want a place to pump

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Debate at U. of Chicago raises question: Are graduate students who are breastfeeding mothers entitled to a private place to pump?

 

MLA sees decline in job listings in English and languages

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MLA's annual jobs report shows dips in hiring for both English and foreign languages.

Twitter thread examines attention-seeking male professor stereotype

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Do male professors need and seek out attention from their female students? A popular feminist blogger thinks so, as do many of her Twitter followers.

Professors afforded few guarantees of privacy in the Internet age

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Several professors recently have come under fire for communications with students they intended to remain private. But little is private in the Internet age, experts say.

Study: Older faculty members feel financially ready for retirement, but don't have detailed plans

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Professors approaching the end of their careers say that they are ready financially, survey finds, but relatively few have figured out their needs. And younger faculty know they don't have it figured out.

Are colleges being too quick to suspend professors?

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Recent sanctions by colleges against faculty members have some calling for renewed discussion of when a professor should and shouldn't be removed from duty.

Eastern Washington U. adopts a market approach to faculty raises

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Eastern Washington U. and its faculty union agree to base professors' raises on how much above or below the market they are in their disciplines.

 

Texas Christian professor sets off debate with invitation to minority students

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A professor's e-mail to students he thought were minority raises the question of whether help should ever be offered only to that subset of a course's students.

Michigan State suspends professor from teaching following anti-Republican remarks

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Creative writing professor at Michigan State crossed line from free expression to disrespect on the first day of class, administrators say. Faculty advocates say he's entitled to hearing before peers.

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