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June 12, 2006

Instructors who give up tenure as part of early retirement or severance plans must pay Social Security taxes on the payments they receive, a divided federal appeals court ruled last week. Although the court’s ruling came in a case involving public school teachers, it conflicts with another appeals court’s 2001 decision in a case involving professors at North Dakota State University, which may lead the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve the issue nationally.

June 12, 2006

AAUP removes 5 colleges from its sanction list, adds New Mexico Highlands -- and debates what to do about Medaille.

June 12, 2006

Princeton University has become the latest institution to bar investments in companies linked to the genocide taking place in Darfur. At this time, no holdings in the university's endowment operate in Sudan.The faculty union at Victor Valley College has voted no confidence in President Pat Spencer and asked that she be removed, The Daily Press reported.

June 12, 2006

Political and financial support for American higher education is waning compared to global competitors, researcher argues.

June 9, 2006

Glossy fashion spreads, contracts with reality shows, and intense teen promotions have increased interest in the university, but can glitz get you more applicants?

June 9, 2006

Ohio University faculty members have expressed no confidence in their president and provost, The Athens News reported. Professors have been critical of President Roderick McDavis and Provost Kathy Krendl, saying that they are not consultative and do no sufficiently involve faculty members in decision-making.

June 9, 2006

Web journals seek to enhance communication between advisers and advisees.

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