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Murky Picture for Faculty Salaries

AAUP's annual report shows increase above inflation, but data predate furloughs, salary freezes and other cuts -- and don't include part timers.

Shooting the Messenger?

One day a contingent faculty member complains about pay. The next day he's fired and escorted off campus.

Seeing Red in a Land of Green

As others hunkered down, Greensboro College embarked on massive growth and gave raises in the leanest of years. Now it's fighting for survival.

The Price of Wage Concessions

Faculty agreement to delay raises at Rutgers came with the realities of the recession and specific pledges on working conditions and financial transparency.

Worry, but Not Panic

TIAA-CREF survey of academic employees nearing retirement age finds plenty of concern about finances, but relatively modest shifts in investment strategies.

'60s Tactics, New Cause

Few think the clock will be turned back to the Berkeley of the 1960s, but the protests planned across the University of California today mark a return to the tactics of another era. This time, however, the cause isn’t free speech or an end to war, but instead a response to the university administration’s budget-cutting proposals.

Contract Non-Renewal = Dismissal

In discrimination suit against Cornell labor school, U.S. appeals panel finds that letting an instructor's contract lapse is an "adverse employment action."

Teaching for Free

U. of California at Davis asks faculty to forfeit stipends they get for leading freshman seminars, generating some givebacks and some resentment.

Waiting for Cash in Illinois

With the state unable to pay appropriated funds, the University of Illinois institutes furloughs and other colleges plead for money the government owes them.

Small Grants, Lots of Goodwill

U. of South Carolina's top two administrators, from engineering and public health, start program to offer funds to playwrights, musicians, big dreamers.

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