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New York University vote of no confidence raises debate about ambitions and governance models

A vote against NYU’s president raises questions about the university’s local and global ambitions, as well as whether the traditional structure of shared governance can survive rapid changes in higher education.

Emory president's controversial column sparks broader discussion of leadership

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Emory president's controversial column, a surprise for a man many say has handled issues of race well in his 10-year tenure, is continuing to drive discussion of race and leadership on campus.

Duke proposes a mandatory, short video pitch to accompany dissertations

Should universities require graduate students to pare down years of research into a soundbite that can be understood by non-scholars?

A university tries to deal with salary compression among faculty members

At many colleges, long-term professors say their pay lags behind that of newer faculty. Has UW Oshkosh found a way to deal with the problem?

An academic press sues a librarian, raising issues of academic freedom

A university librarian finds himself sued for questioning the quality of an academic press.

Gustavus Adolphus faculty push back against president with aid of confidential leak site

Anonymous document-leak site at Gustavus Adolphus helps the faculty air grievances about the president and highlights how technology shifts debates between faculty members and administrators.

CUNY adjuncts ask not to be called professors in course syllabuses to highlight working conditions

Some adjuncts are asking students not to address them as "professor."

Job ads' 'physical demands' raise eyebrows

Faculty advocates and disability law experts question physical requirements included in many of Azusa Pacific University's job ads.

Adjunct leaders consider strategies to force change

Adjunct faculty make up most of the higher education work force, but their working conditions largely don't reflect their role. Is reform on a wide scale possible? What will it take?

In lawsuit, Texas Tech professor says his views on tenure have cost him promotions

In an unusual twist, a Texas Tech professor is suing the university for allegedly denying him high-profile jobs based on his skepticism of a status most faculty members want.

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