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President's medical leave raises questions of tenure length and health

A longtime president's controversial medical leave highlights issues of leaders' age, health and time in charge.

Two American U. professors say they didn't get tenure due to their age

Getting tenure is never guaranteed. But two American U. professors say they don't know what -- other than their age -- could have counted against them in their recent tenure denials.

Essay on age discrimination in faculty hiring

It's time for colleges to admit that they don't seriously consider older applicants for faculty jobs -- and then to start hiring talented academics older than 40, writes Robert J. McKee.

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Former American U. professor charges institution with age discrimination and lack of commitment to professional track

American U. says it has track for those with non-academic careers who want to join the faculty. A suit charges that the university only values traditional academic credentials.

Library Limbo

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Faculty members say U. of San Diego layoffs of library workers whose jobs weren't digital fly in the face of the Catholic institution's social teachings.

Don't Call Them Fuddy Duddies

A predicted wave of retirements of tenured faculty is presenting colleges with opportunities and practical and programmatic concerns -- as well as legal considerations, according to a report released today by the American Council on Education.

Hell No -- He Won't Go

Professors, what would you do to avoid teaching freshmen? Deans, what would you do to get senior professors teaching what you want them to teach?

A battle of wills at the University of Maryland at College Park -- perhaps soon to escalate into a court battle -- is a good illustration of the kinds of choices faced by colleges and professors when it comes to who will teach what.

Mandatory Retirement as Women's Issue

Mandatory retirement was once the norm in higher education -- and most of the academics who had emeritus status forced on them were male.

Today, mandatory retirement is far from the norm and is illegal for faculty and many other positions. But a significant number of colleges, using loopholes in federal age-discrimination law that apply to executives and top decision-making officials, still have mandatory retirement for presidents and other top administrators.

Age Bias or Anti-Adjunct Bias?

EEOC charges that a college repeatedly rejected a successful part-timer in favor of younger applicants for a full-time slot.

Tenure Denied, and Accusations Fly

Former professor at Youngstown State U. charges that the institution created minority-only positions, which it denies.

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