California private college adjuncts could all move to time-card system -- unless legislative fix is successful

California's private colleges and universities could all be forced to move to time-card system for adjuncts -- unless a legislative fix is successful.

U of Illinois Faculty Senate considering ways to protect classroom spaces from political disruptions

U of Illinois Faculty Senate is considering what to do about students who want to disrupt classes over political disagreements with professor.

Wright State professors strike over board-imposed contract they say would gut faculty rights and compensation


Wright State professors strike over a board-imposed contract they say would gut faculty rights and compensation. Non-tenure-track faculty members would have to wait nine or more years for job stability under university plan.

UC conflict-of-interest rules raise questions

U of California system will require top leaders to prove outside work benefits their institution -- a test not applied at most colleges. Is the policy too weak or too strong?

University Title Generator website pokes fun at administrative bloat

Website pokes fun at administrative bloat by generating endless job titles and inflated salaries.

Syracuse University promenade plan exposes tension between chancellor and faculty


Professors at Syracuse University fight a plan that they say reflects the wrong priorities at a time of staff buyouts.

University of Texas at Austin's new president asks for less money

The next president of the University of Texas at Austin declined a $1 million base salary and instead opted for $750,000. Faculty members say it's because "he gets it."

Tying college presidents' wages to the salaries of cooks and janitors

Activists at St. Mary's College of Maryland and Brandeis University have asked presidents to tie their wages to staff salaries.

Brandeis changes compensation policies after $5 million payout to ex-president

As Brandeis announces a jaw-dropping payout to its former president, the university also says it has changed compensation rules in ways that might prevent a future payment of that size.

AAUP calls for faculty participation in financial exigency declarations

With more institutions citing budget woes as they eliminate academic programs, AAUP offers new recommendations for faculty involvement in such decisions and just what constitutes financial exigency.


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