Faculty and staff protections

Spitzer architecture dean quits in 'profound act of self-preservation'

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City College of New York's new dean of architecture quits after 10 months, saying that structural racism and a lack of support made for a crushing workload and climate.

Iowa grad students and faculty stage 'sickout' to protest campus reopening plan

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University of Iowa students and faculty members stage “sickout” to protest campus reopening plan.

Budget 'Bloodbath' at University of Akron

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Governing board votes to eliminate 97 full-time faculty positions.

No NLRB jurisdiction at religious colleges

In a blow to unions, NLRB overturns a rule saying that many adjuncts at religious institutions are entitled to collective bargaining.

Missouri Western cuts quarter of faculty along with programs in history and more

Missouri Western cuts 30 percent of the faculty, along with programs in history, political science, sociology, economics, music and more.

Professors at Ohio U say faculty cuts can't just be blamed on COVID-19

Professors at Ohio U say tenure-track faculty cuts can't simply be blamed on COVID-19, but rather long-term financial mismanagement.

Plans for fall assume professors will be willing to teach. Will they?

Faculty members concerned about health and safety want a say in the conditions under which they'll be working if they are expected to teach in person next fall.

Scores of colleges announce faculty hiring freezes in response to coronavirus

Scores of institutions announce faculty hiring freezes in response to the coronavirus.

Experts respond to questions about college fundraising and HR functions during the crisis

Experts respond to reader-generated questions about fundraising during the crisis and how to manage human resources as colleges shift to online instruction.

Working from home during COVID-19 proves challenging for faculty members

Remote work is proving difficult for many professors, given the circumstances and despite some early predictions to the contrary. What institutions are doing and can start doing to ease the pressure.

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