ADMINISTRATIVE JOBS

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?

Oberlin backs down on 'trigger warnings' for professors who teach sensitive material

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Facing widespread faculty opposition, Oberlin drops policy requiring warnings about material that may be upsetting to students. Do students need such cautions?

Faculty salaries are up 2.2% but report sees many financial issues facing professors

Faculty salaries outpace inflation, according to a new AAUP report, which notes many lingering economic challenges. Plus lists of the institutions with the highest salaries.

Shared governance review at George Washington sheds light on faculty bullies, board chair says

Board chair at George Washington U. says shared governance policy review shed light on faculty "bullying" of those off the tenure track. But not everyone agrees with his analysis or solutions.

Adjunct professor challenges mid-semester dismissal from a community college

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The recent firing of an adjunct professor of political science from Chaffey College shows just how "at will" part-time faculty members' employment really is. 

Professor fired for sexual harassment sues University of Idaho

A year after a university was accused of being tragically slow in responding to harassment concerns about a professor, it is now accused overreacting to questionable concerns about another professor.

Texas Christian professor sets off debate with invitation to minority students

A professor's e-mail to students he thought were minority raises the question of whether help should ever be offered only to that subset of a course's students.

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