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New Retirement Benefits a ‘Massive Win’ for Employees

Louisiana lawmakers passed a bill to give faculty and staff more time to choose a retirement plan. They hope it will help keep “the best and brightest” in state.

Faculty, Staff Turnover Rates See Post-Pandemic Decline

Voluntary faculty and higher education staff turnover, excluding retirements, decreased in 2023–24 after two years of sharp rises, according to...

UNC System Scrutinizes Posttenure Review Inconsistencies

University of North Carolina system leaders expressed concern last week that the rigor of the posttenure review process for faculty...

AAUP: Faculty Benefits Haven’t Recovered From Pandemic

Institutions’ contributions to full-time faculty members’ health and retirement benefits significantly declined in real dollars over the pandemic and still...
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Tenured and Making $0?

Emails suggest a Purdue University math faculty member has been punished for his COVID-19–era teaching. The university says it “regrets that some have chosen to release incomplete confidential personnel files.”

Faculty Wants Pensions Out of Fossil Fuels

Encouraged by shifting markets and successful divestment campaigns at individual institutions, professors are ramping up efforts to get TIAA to go green.

The Case for Professors Emerit

Professors in Oregon push for gender-neutral titles for retired faculty members. The idea has traction, although there’s debate about just what to call these professors instead of “emeritus” and “emerita.”

A Push to Plan for Adjuncts and Equity

New papers from TIAA Institute urge institutions to plan for adjuncts, including their retirement concerns, with equity in mind.