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Study suggests insular faculty hiring practices in elite departments

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New study shows how a relatively small number of Ph.D. programs dominate hiring for the best faculty positions.

U. of California Press builds open-access publishing model around 'paying it forward'

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U. of California Press builds a new open-access publishing model around paying reviewers and subsidizing research from disciplines with less grant funding.

Recent controversial non-reappointments of popular deans raise questions about role of faculty in deans' reviews

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At one university, faculty are angry that the administration dumped the popular leader of a college. At another university, faculty want more say that might allow them to dump a college's leader.

New analysis of Rate My Professors finds patterns in words used to describe men and women

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When students go to popular Web site to rate professors, their word choices appear to depend on whether instructors are men or women, new analysis finds.

Berkeley tries to track and address salary gaps among professors

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A Berkeley analysis of disparities by race and gender in faculty salaries raises key questions: Which gaps matter? Why do gaps vary? What can be done to eliminate them?

Marquette moves to fire controversial faculty blogger

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Marquette moves to dismiss controversial tenured professor who on his blog criticized a graduate student by name.

'Drafting error,' or gubernatorial assault on expansive view of higher ed in Wisconsin

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Governor Scott Walker, following a day of criticism, said he erroneously tried to end the search for truth and efforts to improve the human condition in a bill that would define the University of Wisconsin's mission.

Faculty members object to new policies making all professors mandatory reporters of sexual assault

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If a student tells a faculty member about a sexual assault that the student doesn't want to report, should the professor file a report anyway? More colleges are requiring it, and not everyone agrees the policies are wise.

Rutgers-Camden law dean asks students to stop talking about women professors' attire in teaching evaluations

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Rutgers-Camden law dean calls out students for comments on women professors' attire in teaching evaluations.

National Adjunct Walkout Day approaches, attracting both enthusiasm and questions

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With National Adjunct Walkout Day a month away, interest grows, and it is prompting discussions among faculty leaders. But many supporters feel the need to back the effort in ways other than walking off the job.

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