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U. of Alabama at Birmingham sacks its football team citing costs

The University of Alabama at Birmingham cites costs as it ends its football program in one of the country's most football-friendly states.

How College of New Jersey rethought faculty work with student success in mind

How the College of New Jersey reimagined what professors can do.

 

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.

Amazon expands on-campus program with Purdue U. partnership

Amazon aims to become the de facto bookstore at Purdue University, and the retailer has more university partnerships in the works.

Forum considers ideas for flexibility in faculty jobs

Among ideas discussed at conference: Free cleaning service or catering help in return for service work and use of paid sick days to care for aging parents.

Oak Ridge calls off Southern accent 'reduction' class

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Amid criticism from employees, Oak Ridge National Laboratory calls off voluntary Southern accent "reduction" class.

Adjunct union drive hits speedbumps in Twin Cities

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SEIU's drive to organize adjuncts seemed to be picking up steam. Why has it faltered in the Twin Cities?

Some teaching and learning centers have closed after the recession, but field is growing over all

Some centers dedicated to teaching and learning have closed as a result of budget cuts. But the field is one of growth over all, experts say.

Quinnipiac faculty 'reeling' from rapid cuts

Quinnipiac professors are still 'reeling' from a rapid-fire round of faculty layoffs and wondering why some faculty jobs are being eliminated even as new ones are being created.

 

Contract renewal for adjunct with criminal past raises academic freedom concerns at Illinois

Should a history that includes membership in the Symbionese Liberation Army and jail time disqualify one from keeping an adjunct job? Even if the instructor was open about it and received rave teaching reviews?

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