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Proposed adjunct union at Seattle U. passes NLRB eligibility review

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In the first ruling following an N.L.R.B. shift, board director finds that Seattle U.'s Catholic status does not preclude adjunct collective bargaining.

U. Tennessee System backtracks on 'de-tenure' language

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U. of Tennessee walks back -- at least in terminology -- from a proposal to "de-tenure" faculty members as part of new business plan. But the policy idea may well remain alive.

UW-Madison chancellor comes under fire for comments about how she matches outside faculty offers

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UW-Madison chancellor comes under fire for recently admitting she matches outside faculty offers with course load reductions. Is there anything wrong with the practice?

Purdue employees protest plan to cut employee leave time

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Purdue told employees that days off for vacation, sick leave and other reasons would be combined in a streamlined program. Then employees did the math.

Adjuncts deem National Walkout Day a success

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Large-scale walkouts were few during National Adjunct Walkout Day, but dozens of campuses saw protests. Organizers say events brought new attention to poor wages and working conditions for those off the tenure track.

Professor's reflections on his battle with depression touch many at recent disciplinary meeting

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A prominent professor uses a disciplinary meeting to discuss his struggles with depression -- and encourages others in academe to talk about mental health issues.

Yale professors object to 'vague' new faculty conduct policy

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Yale professors oppose draft policy on their conduct that they say is vague on what they could be punished for and what the sanctions would be -- not to mention that it excludes administrators.

Oklahoma legislature targets AP US history framework for being 'negative'

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Historians condemn recent attempt by Oklahoma legislature to defund AP American history curriculum for being too "negative."

New Delphi Project report outlines evolving faculty models and growing support for reform

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Report seeks a broad rethinking of the structure of professors' jobs, with a strong emphasis on academic freedom and equitable treatment, but an openness to radical change.

UNC board panel wants to shut down center on poverty led by faculty member who criticizes conservatives

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Professor who leads center on poverty repeatedly criticizes conservative leaders -- and board panel of allies of those he criticized moves to eliminate his research center.

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