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Presidents say they want more input in faculty hiring and tenure decisions

Presidents overwhelmingly say they should have more input in faculty hiring and tenure decisions. But just how much say should they have? 

UW-Madison chancellor comes under fire for comments about how she matches outside faculty offers

UW-Madison chancellor comes under fire for recently admitting she matches outside faculty offers with course load reductions. Is there anything wrong with the practice?

New MLA analysis sheds light on the much-discussed humanities job market

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New MLA analysis sheds light on the much-bemoaned job market for humanities Ph.D.s.

Study suggests insular faculty hiring practices in elite departments

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New study shows how a relatively small number of Ph.D. programs dominate hiring for the best faculty positions.

Berkeley tries to track and address salary gaps among professors

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A Berkeley analysis of disparities by race and gender in faculty salaries raises key questions: Which gaps matter? Why do gaps vary? What can be done to eliminate them?

Employees at Pennsylvania colleges subject to new background check

College employees in Pennsylvania who work with minors will have to pass regularly scheduled background checks under state's new child protection laws.

Number of college employees declines slightly

As enrollments dip, so too do the number of college and university employees -- but disproportionately at for-profit institutions.

Recent legal cases point to link between anti-adjunct bias and age bias

Several legal challenges suggest a key challenge for long-term adjuncts seeking jobs on the tenure track is age discrimination.

U. Illinois board votes 'No' on Salaita appointment

Steven Salaita will not work at the U. of Illinois, trustees confirm Thursday. But they commit to doing the "right thing," possibly in a settlement.

Study: Elite male biologists hire fewer female grad students and postdocs than do peers

Elite male biologists are less likely than other male biology researchers to hire female grad students and postdocs for their labs, study finds.

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