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Adjunct faculty conference discussion focuses on right to strike

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At gathering of adjunct leaders, they are urged to strike for better pay and job security – regardless of whether the law permits them to do so.

Forum considers ideas for flexibility in faculty jobs

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Among ideas discussed at conference: Free cleaning service or catering help in return for service work and use of paid sick days to care for aging parents.

Oak Ridge calls off Southern accent 'reduction' class

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Amid criticism from employees, Oak Ridge National Laboratory calls off voluntary Southern accent "reduction" class.

Adjunct union drive hits speedbumps in Twin Cities

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SEIU's drive to organize adjuncts seemed to be picking up steam. Why has it faltered in the Twin Cities?

Self-publishing an option for academics, but on periphery

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Self-publishing is still rare for academics. But a few scholars are trying it out.

#MassiveTeaching mystery captivates, confuses

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A social experiment gone wrong? A protest against Facebook? Performance art? Twitter sleuths attempt to figure out why a Coursera MOOC derailed after one week. UPDATE: The professor speaks.

Study: Elite male biologists hire fewer female grad students and postdocs than do peers

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Elite male biologists are less likely than other male biology researchers to hire female grad students and postdocs for their labs, study finds.

Video highlights Arizona State police arrest of black professor that critics see as racial profiling

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Video showing Arizona State police arrest of a faculty member stemming from jaywalking incident provokes outrage.

Book focuses on human aspects of graduate advising

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New handbook on advising sheds light on the more personal, human aspects of the process.

 

New analysis challenges the narrative of decline about liberal arts colleges

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New analysis suggests that the institutions aren't disappearing -- and may be growing if one counts honors colleges at public universities. 

 

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