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Washington State extension professor says she's being forced out over unrealistic research standards

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Tenured Washington State U extension professor says she's being forced out for not bringing in grants that were never established as one of her responsibilities.

Why did UC Riverside Fire a Tenured Professor?

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The University of California has fired just a handful of tenured professors since the late 1950s -- including one late last month. Details are still hazy, but those involved in the controversial case against a well-known professor of English at the Riverside campus are breaking their silence.

U of California faculty members object to new email monitoring

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U of California professors object to new system -- installed secretly -- to monitor emails and use of computer networks. University cites security needs and pledges to protect privacy.

Hashtag unites adjuncts and tenure-line professors over work-life balance and other issues

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Adjuncts and tenure-line faculty members unite on Twitter under #realacademicbios to pull back the curtain on their emotional lives. 

NSF warns universities on harassment policies

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Agency warns that it may terminate funding to institutions that don't follow the law.

Study suggests faculty members are disproportionately likely to be gay

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A new analysis suggests that's the case, and that academic work -- at once solitary and social in nature -- makes it particularly attractive to those who are not straight.

Mount St. Mary's board blames faculty for furor over president's metaphor and plans

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Mount St. Mary's board defends president and blames small faculty group for controversy over his "inappropriate metaphor" and plans for freshmen. Emails obtained by Inside Higher Ed back original reports about president's goals.

Proposed faculty union at Carroll College is the first to be rejected under new guidelines

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NLRB rejects bid from tenure-line professors at Carroll College, suggesting that it remains difficult to win collective bargaining rights at private colleges.

Florida governor wants to know why all psychology majors aren't employed

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Florida's governor has called public university presidents to a meeting to ask why they can't be sure graduates in their most popular majors will all be employed. His prime target is psychology.

Does the new crop of first adjunct union contracts include meaningful gains?

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Northeastern is latest university where first contract with adjunct union has included substantial salary increases and other key benefits -- such as payments for classes that colleges cancel.

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