ADMINISTRATIVE JOBS

Academic freedom or academic abuse at Sonoma State?

Students say a film professor at Sonoma State hides behind faculty rights while violating their rights in the classroom. The details suggest the case is complicated.

 
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U of Miami ousts law dean, apparently over insufficient fundraising

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University boots law dean from post after less than two years, suggesting he’s a better faculty member than a key fundraiser. The law faculty is livid.

 
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AAUP finds major erosion of shared governance during COVID-19

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AAUP investigation finds eight institutions flouted academic governance norms during COVID-19, as did other institutions that were not subject to the inquiry. The group warns that institutions will continue to challenge these norms even as the pandemic ends.

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Most institutions are resuming or even restoring the retirement benefits cut during COVID-19

For the most part, institutions are resuming the faculty and staff retirement benefits they cut or stopped during the pandemic. Fights over the future of those benefits are being waged on some campuses.

 
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Trustees at Florida Atlantic want to play a role in the faculty tenure process

Trustees at Florida Atlantic want to play a role -- maybe a big one -- in the faculty tenure process. The faculty union thinks that's unwarranted -- and dangerous.

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Unions at Point Park and City College San Francisco fight for ways to save faculty jobs

Faculty unions at Point Park University and City College of San Francisco have found different means to the same end: preserving full-time faculty jobs threatened during COVID-19.

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Multiple Black professors have resigned in recent years over racism

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Multiple Black academics have resigned, citing concerns about institutional racism, this academic year -- most recently at the University of Memphis.

 
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Some colleges confront political headwinds in adopting COVID vaccine mandates

As more colleges adopt vaccine requirements for students this fall, the political environment for such mandates in some states becomes more fraught.

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Where and how gender and caregiving intersect for professors during COVID-19

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It's not just about gender or caregiving, it's both: new analyses suggest colleges need COVID-19 faculty relief policies that target female caregivers in particular.

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Defying trends, Ohio State and Syracuse will hire many new tenure-track faculty members

Defying trends away from tenure, Ohio State and Syracuse will add more than 400 new tenure-track faculty members in the coming years.

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