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Recent tenure denial cases raise questions

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Spring brings news of tenure decisions—not always the good kind. Stories of negative tenure bids at Penn State and Yale raise questions about whether the process is just.

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Tracking the evolution (and erosion) of tenure

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AAUP finds tenured faculty lines declined dramatically since 2004, but many institutions have updated their tenure policies to account for diversity work and work-life balance.

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Chart: Institutions that have replaced tenure lines with contingent appointments in the last five years.

University could fire writing professor over "deviant pornography"

Soka University of America could fire an LGBTQ writing professor over exposing students to “deviant pornography.” The professor and their supporters say Soka’s crossing a dangerous line.

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Aneil Rallin, a person of color with gray hair who is wearing thick plastic-framed glasses.

Pandemic-impacted Ph.D. students face funding cliff

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Rutgers University graduate assistants whose research was impacted by COVID-19 say they need one more year of funding to finish. Rutgers says the well is drying up.

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How a scholarly meeting became a superspreader event

They came. They saw. They got COVID-19.

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Tweet from Cliff Lampe dated May that says, "Hi #chi2022 people - lots of reports of positive COVID tests coming out of the conference. Hope it’s not a broad problem, but keep testing, check for symptoms, and be well."

Peralta Community College District cuts courses, adjuncts

Faculty members at the Peralta Community College District mourn hundreds of cut courses and laid-off adjuncts. Administrators say enrollment declines leave them no choice.

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A blue sign on a grassy hill with trees in the background reads "Peralta Community College District."

Indiana U faculty tells administration to engage with TAs

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Indiana University at Bloomington professors call meeting to send a message to administrators: engage with the TAs on strike over union recognition.

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Faculty members assemble in an auditorium. On a screen, a partial slide can be seen that says "Special Meeting."

UF seems to endorse new state anti-CRT law

University of Florida seemingly endorses state’s new anti-CRT law and warns professors that violating the law risks state funding. Some $106 million could be on the line.

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University of Florida president Kent Fuchs, a white man in a gray suit wearing glasses.

No NYU job for David Sabatini after all

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After a week of protests over news that New York University was weighing a faculty job for scholar who resigned from MIT over sexual misconduct findings, NYU and Dr. David Sabatini part ways.

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David Sabatini, a white man with dark hair and a beard

New threats to tenure and faculty speech in Mississippi

Serious changes to faculty speech and tenure rights went under the radar in Mississippi until they were passed. Now that the secret’s out, faculty advocates are pushing back—including by raising concerns about constitutionality.

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Mississippi Public Universities logo, a white image of a flame on top of a column on a teal background.

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