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Apr 29, 2015
If visiting assistant professorships get a bad rap, one college says it does them better.

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January 21, 2011

Professors at public universities worry that a combination of economic anxiety, anti-union sentiment and frustration over rising college costs will make them and their institutions targets for populist anger.

January 20, 2011

If part-time faculty members assembled the equivalent course duties of a full-time job at a Pennsylvania community college, they still would earn only about $25,000 a year -- below state levels at which a family of four would be eligible for public assistance.

January 11, 2011

NLRB ruling backs collective bargaining at Manhattan, rejecting claims that unionization would infringe on its religious identity.

December 14, 2010

Penn State professors move to give more leeway to faculty members dealing with controversial issues. 

December 14, 2010

Penn State professors move to give more leeway to faculty members dealing with controversial issues.

December 9, 2010

It's time for a national organization, focused exclusively on collective bargaining for those off the tenure track, writes Keith Hoeller.

November 12, 2010

A 1980 Supreme Court decision largely blocked the unionization of faculty members at private colleges and universities, based on the idea that they had so much power that they effectively were part of management.

November 3, 2010

The State University of New York at Binghamton announced last week that it had agreed to a $1.2 million settlement that will lead to the departure of its suspended men's basketball coach, Kevin Broadus. Under Broadus, the basketball program achieved athletic success but found itself in the middle of a controversy over the admission of academically unprepared athletes and numerous arrests of players.

October 7, 2010

In a recent essay at Inside Higher Ed, Cary Nelson, president of the American Association of University Professors, underlined the new policy position of the association that all long-term adjunct or contingent faculty who have taught at least six years be granted tenure. He urged his tenured colleagues to show "solidarity" with their currently untenured colleagues.

September 27, 2010

Coalition of academic groups starts national survey in effort to gain data to promote better treatment of those off the tenure track.

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