Faculty

Study explores how universities deploy faculty and link to professors' pay

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Study suggests that number of students taught has relatively little to do with faculty salaries, but that universities act efficiently in allocating resources to teaching and research.

Duke professors report emails from someone falsely claiming to be student, seeking information on their courses

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Duke warns professors about emails from someone claiming to be a student, seeking information about their courses -- many in fields criticized by some on the right. Some Michigan and Denver faculty members have received similar emails but from different source.

New study suggests training for department chairs is woefully inadequate at most institutions

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New study suggests that training for department chairs is woefully inadequate at most institutions.

New website seeks to register professors accused of liberal bias and 'anti-American values'

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New website seeks to register professors accused of liberal bias and “anti-American values.”

Book argues that faculty's diminishing influence puts higher education at risk

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Book argues that faculty’s diminishing influence puts higher education at risk. Suggested interventions include changing tenure to save it -- namely by ending it for professors at 70 years of age.

In Trump's win, professors see threats to science and academic freedom -- but also an opportunity to connect with students

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In Trump's win, professors see threats to science and academic freedom -- but also an opportunity to connect with students.

New analysis shows gaps between humanities Ph.D.s and others with doctorates

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New analysis points to workplace gaps in nonacademic employment and salaries of those who earn doctorates in humanities vs. those in other fields. Gender gaps apparent as well.

Disagreements over wages and health care cause Pennsylvania faculty members to strike

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After contract talks between faculty union and Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education crumble over wages and benefits, many students woke up Wednesday morning to no classes.

New book makes case for reforming the faculty role and proposes model of a 'scholarly educator'

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New book rejects the model of just creating more and more adjunct positions, but also suggests that the path forward probably can't include tenure track for all.

Kentucky's University Senate opposes terms of $10M deal for free enterprise center

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University of Kentucky senate opposes terms of proposed $10 million deal with Koch and Papa John's CEO to establish center for the study of free enterprise -- funds for which could be revoked at any time.

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