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

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'

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

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.

New study could be another nail in the coffin for the validity of student evaluations of teaching

New study adds to evidence that student reviews of professors have limited validity.

Former professor at Southern Maine returns as provost after being laid off

Why would a faculty member return to the institution that laid her off after 12 years of stellar service, amid broad retrenchment and program cuts? For the U of Southern Maine's new provost, it came down to institutional loyalty and a new president.

Academics fact-check pervasive idea that liberal academics indoctrinate their students

Academics fact-check the persistent idea, promoted at GOP convention, that liberal professors politically indoctrinate their students.

Vassar faculty members want to reduce their teaching load but some question a plan that would also reduce course offerings

Vassar professors want to reduce their teaching loads, but some question a new plan to do so at the expense of course offerings.

New study suggests science dissertations increasingly are series of articles, not book-length studies

New study suggests that science dissertations increasingly are research article based, not book-length studies, reflecting the professionalization of the Ph.D.

New analysis: New England colleges responsible for left-leaning professoriate

New analysis suggests that one region is responsible for much of the national imbalance in the ideological leanings of faculty members.

University of Washington plan to alleviate salary compression is under fire


At many colleges, new assistant professors earn close to or even more than long timers. U of Washington is trying to do something about it -- and finding out how hard it is. Among other ideas: countering expensive retention raises with new salary steps subject to approval by one's peers.


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