Governance

Rutgers Camden professors vote no confidence in chancellor

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Rutgers Camden arts and sciences professors vote no confidence in their new chancellor and provost, highlighting not only immediate concerns about a top-down management style but also long-standing issues with how Camden is funded relative to other Rutgers campuses.

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Iowa State faculty approve diversity requirement compromise

Iowa State’s Faculty Senate approved a compromise on a diversity requirement to comply with a new state law against the teaching of “divisive concepts.” Some say it’s time to move forward, but other professors say this is no victory.

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Rutgers Camden professors want to know why dean was fired

Rutgers University at Camden arts and sciences professors want to know why their beloved dean was fired abruptly. They didn’t get much of an explanation during a meeting with their chancellor, making an already rocky relationship worse.

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More data on faculty role in shared governance

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American Association of University Professors survey finds over all, faculty representation is up over time, but faculty participation in presidential searches is down, as is full participation of part-time faculty members.

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Alabama system has employees sign confidentiality agreement

Hours after news of the agreement was published in a local newspaper, legal counsel told employees in the system office that it was investigating a “breach of confidentiality.”

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Michigan president to step down in 2023

Mark S. Schlissel, who has had tense relations with regents and faculty, will step down as University of Michigan president in 2023, a year before his contract was set to expire.

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Tenure under threat in Georgia

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Professors within the University System of Georgia say the Board of Regents' policy proposals seek to centralize power and end, not update, tenure.

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Albion College students, alumni call for president’s removal

Students, alumni and employees are circulating a petition calling for Mathew Johnson’s removal. College officials say their allegations are based on misinformation.

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North Idaho College board punts again on president's contract vote

The North Idaho Board of Trustees expanded its power and subsequently repealed a mask mandate put in place by the community college’s president.

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President resigns in town-gown dispute over white supremacy comments

W. Joseph King described Lyon as a bubble “of inclusion and diversity surrounded by a sea of angry, disenfranchised populations and a large white-supremacist population.” He’s now out of a job.

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