Professors in Hawaii face major changes to tenure system

University of Hawai‘i is considering major changes to its tenure system, including limiting tenure to instructional faculty only, tying hires and tenure to enrollment and unit “success,” and involving the administration in posttenure review.


Former professors sue Collin College over free speech

Two former faculty members sue Collin College, saying they were let go for criticizing the college’s COVID-19 response and otherwise exercising their right to free expression.


Tiny Hilbert College bets big on large online presence

The college built an online program with grand ambitions and 11 degree offerings without relying on an online program manager.


Study shows faculty diversity took a hit in time of crisis

New study looks back to find that faculty diversity took a hit in terms of tenure-track hires during and after the Great Recession. Study also looks ahead to warn that the same thing could happen during and after COVID-19.


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.”


Congress hears solutions to campus food insecurity

Millions of college students face food insecurity, and while institutions have been doing what they can to help, it’s time for the federal government to step in, advocates say.


At a college wounded on 9/11, memories endure 20 years later

Borough of Manhattan Community College lost eight students and alumni plus a building in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. On the 20th anniversary, lessons reverberate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Ohio State takes "grow-your-own" approach to faculty diversity

Ohio State University’s education program is taking a “grow-your-own” approach to faculty diversity, training postdocs to become tenure-track professors -- in the college.


Professor resigns tenured position, citing his university's fall COVID-19 plan


University of Alabama at Huntsville professor leaves his tenured job over the university’s pandemic planning, saying he can’t be part of the disaster he fears will unfold this fall.


Number of colleges shrinks again, including publics and private nonprofits

More public and private two-year and four-year colleges closed or merged between 2019-20 and 2020-21 than was true for for-profit institutions, a change from recent trends.



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