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Temple University president reaches deal to resign

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Transition follows weeks of tensions over his decision to oust provost.

Author discusses book about how academics should use social media

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Author discusses book on how and why academics should use social media for scholarly purposes.

To foster trans inclusion in higher ed, start in the classroom (essay)

Faculty members should identify gaps in their knowledge about gender, learn about transgender and nonbinary students, and implement some specific pedagogical practices, writes Stacy Jane Grover.

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Dispute on Votes in Northwestern Adjunct Union Election

It remains unclear whether a majority of non-tenure-track faculty members at Northwestern University this week voted to unionize with the Service Employees International Union, The Chicago Tribune reported. A preliminary count found 210 votes in favor of unionization and 146 against, but another 134 votes were challenged. The National Labor Relations Board will now determine whether a hearing is needed on the contested ballots.

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Columbia U announces pay increases for graduate student workers ahead of decision on union eligibility

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Columbia U announces major pay increases for graduate student workers ahead of a major NLRB decision on their union eligibility. The would-be union is happy but says collective bargaining is still the way forward.

How to improve the teaching conditions of adjunct faculty members (essay)

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Maria Shine Stewart proposes three questions for colleges to consider while reflecting on the teaching conditions of adjunct faculty members.

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British academics are moving from books to journals to share their scholarship

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British academics shift the way they share scholarship, and some see trend as consequence of the way the government judges research.

How to handle conversations over crises and difficult topics in the news (essay)

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Given all the violence and turmoil in the news over recent weeks, you may not be looking forward to campus discussions when you return for the new school year. Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers advice.

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Colleges award tenure

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

  • Michael Borland, chemistry and biochemistry
  • Kimberly Cardimona, audiology and speech pathology
  • William Coleman, biological and allied health sciences
  • Michael McFarland, athletics
  • Matthew Slotkin, music, theater and dance.

Sacred Heart University

Social Science Research Network confusion leads to calls for boycott

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Some scholars are taking confusion about articles mistakenly deleted from the Social Science Research Network as their cue to look for a new place to share research.

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