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Northwestern loses second faculty member over alleged censorship of a medical school journal article about a sexual encounter.

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"Faculty Salaries" is Inside Higher Ed's latest print-on-demand compilation of articles.

It contains a report on the annual faculty compensation survey from the American Association of University Professors and explores such topics as gender and racial pay gaps and adjunct unionization.

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April 4, 2011
Higher education union leaders vow to fight on, despite crushing losses in states.
March 29, 2011
In the Basement of the Ivory Tower describes the realities of teaching writing as an adjunct to poorly prepared students -- and questions whether many of them should be in college.
February 28, 2011
A community college's solution for reliance on adjuncts? Posts with job security for a year, a 7-7 course load, and no chance at tenure. Faculty unions split on the idea.
February 28, 2011
Chestnut Hill, a Catholic institution, removes courses from adjunct, citing his relationship with a man.
February 17, 2011
Adjuncts at Columbia College Chicago say that administration's replacement of 100 long-serving instructors, without explanation, is an act of 'war' on their union.
February 10, 2011
Furor over outspoken adjunct's testimony in Washington highlights rift between tenured and contingent faculty.
February 2, 2011

When the Faculty Senate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute voted, in spring 2006, to widen its membership to include contingent faculty, it set in motion a series of events that left the senate in a state of limbo and shredded the notion of shared governance, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Association of University Professors, which was based on an investigation by the national group.

January 28, 2011
An adjunct teaching the Middle East is yanked from a course at Brooklyn College, with very different interpretations as to why.
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.

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