Personal liability insurance implicitly asserts that individual instructors should be treated as isolated defendants in workplace matters, write Caley Horan and Andy Urban.
Pay and Benefits
Different strategies take stage at the National Association of College and University Business Officers' annual meeting.
Faculty members and students worry they're paying the price for construction projects amid a focus on cutting administrative costs.
Professor pay was up 3.4 percent this year, according to AAUP's annual faculty salary survey.
Non-tenure-track faculty members say they want more convenient, compensated professional development.
One might assume a full-time faculty member at an elite institution would have his or her medical needs, and those of family members, covered. A Twitter campaign suggests that's not always the case.
Adjuncts across the country participate in a national day of action for a living wage. How do their interests align with low-wage workers from outside academe?
Large-scale walkouts were few during National Adjunct Walkout Day, but dozens of campuses saw protests. Organizers say events brought new attention to poor wages and working conditions for those off the tenure track.
Report seeks a broad rethinking of the structure of professors' jobs, with a strong emphasis on academic freedom and equitable treatment, but an openness to radical change.