Distinguished literary scholar and Cornell University professor turns 100

M. H. Abrams, one of the 20th century's great literary critics, turns 100.

Retirements spike at Illinois universities due to pension changes

A change in the way the state calculates future pension payments for those in public universities prompted many to retire before July 2, months and years before they planned to do so.

U.Va. and other leadership controversies show that tenured faculty can still wield influence

U.Va. controversy and other leadership disputes show that, in particular instances, organized, tenured professors can still wield significant influence in direction of institutions.

UT-Austin scrutinizes ethics of controversial same-sex parenting study

UT-Austin launches administrative inquiry into integrity of controversial study about children of same-sex couples.

Governor unhappy with salary hikes at Western Washington

If state employees generally have salaries frozen amid budget cuts, should a single public university award generous raises?

College associations and faculty unions argue over collective bargaining at private institutions

Higher ed associations tell NLRB that recent decades have seen few changes in professors’ power at private colleges. Unions beg to differ.

Study finds that women sociologists with children more likely to have tenured careers


Women sociologists with children are more likely than those without to have tenured jobs, study finds.

AAUP report stresses need for adjunct involvement in governance


AAUP report says that departments and faculty senates need to be sure those off the tenure track have their views counted.

Board vote today puts U.Va. at center of debate about public university governance

U.Va. board’s vote today puts it at the center of a nationwide debate about governance in public higher education institutions.

NLRB to review whether graduate assistants can unionize at private universities

NLRB votes to reconsider ban on collective bargaining rights for teaching assistants and research assistants at private universities.


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