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Northwestern U's arts and sciences college updates titles for teaching faculty and offers path to promotion

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Northwestern's arts and sciences college offered new titles and clearer paths to promotion -- but no tenure or additional pay -- to teaching-track professors. Faculty members say it's a model that works.

Faculty layoffs in absence of financial exigency spark ire at Valdosta State U.

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Faculty layoffs in the absence of financial exigency at Valdosta State U spark ire, questions.

U of Illinois releases inappropriately withheld emails on controversies over Salaita and Kilgore

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University admits some officials used personal email accounts to inappropriately withhold information sought in FOIA requests on Salaita and other controversies. Here's what the chancellor and others didn't want known.

Faculty at Eastern Illinois University delays pay raise to save adjunct positions

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At Eastern Illinois, a faculty union that includes tenured and tenure-track professors agrees to extend a contract and put off a raise to save the positions of 29 people who teach off the tenure track.

Social scientists are alarmed by new legislation on NSF grants

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Researchers object to powerful lawmaker's bill that would require NSF to stipulate how each award relates to "national interest."

Revised AP U.S. history framework seeks to calm critics

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New framework for AP U.S. history has more American exceptionalism and more on the Founding Fathers, responding to critics who said first version was too leftist.

Adjunct faculty at Florida SouthWestern see cuts as full-time professors get increases

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Florida SouthWestern's salary decisions raise questions about equity between part-time and full-time faculty.

Academic hopes social media campaign might help secure wife's medical treatment

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One might assume a full-time faculty member at an elite institution would have his or her medical needs, and those of family members, covered. A Twitter campaign suggests that's not always the case.

Freshman reading focuses on diversity, racial equality

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Common reading choices for incoming freshmen this year center on diversity and race relations and tend to feature nonfiction, but a few colleges go with literary classics.

Two Christian colleges announce they will hire faculty members in same-sex marriages

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Two Christian colleges change hiring rules to permit employment of faculty members who are in same-sex marriages.

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