Faculty

Rejecting the Academic Fast Track

Graduate students increasingly care about a "family friendly" work environment -- and doubt they can find one at a research university, survey finds.

Scrutiny and Standards for Branch Campuses

AAUP and Canadian counterpart warn about use of non-tenure-track faculty and use of corporate model at branch campuses being set up worldwide.

Broken Covenant

Some professors want to know why a religious college in Georgia is preparing for faculty cuts while adding significantly to athletics spending.

'Leave-Proofing' the Faculty

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Tenure-track jobs are harder than ever to find, with the economic mess prompting many colleges to grow even more cautious about hiring anyone on the tenure track. Tenure-track openings are being put on hold. Searches are being called off every day. Many who worry that higher education has created a faculty of two tiers -- the privileged tenured class and the overused and abused adjuncts -- have been told that this year is simply not the year in which to promote change.

Staffing Up, Productivity Down

Rate of growth in colleges' hiring of full-time support staff has significantly outpaced growth in full-time instructors, think tank report finds.

A Contested Search

As Hocking College prepares to replace its president after 41 years, leader of search admits destroying evaluations of employees' top candidate.

Of Many Minds on College Costs

Presidents, budget officers and professors hold similar views about nature and extent of public higher ed's finance problems, but diverge widely on potential solutions, survey finds. Talk among yourselves, authors urge.

Silencing a Staff Voice

U. of Colorado ends funding for independent newspaper for employees, citing dire budget situation.

A Battle for the Sea (Grant)

U. of Alaska strips federal grant money from extension agent over his environmental "advocacy," drawing complaint that it bowed to agency's pressure.

Staying on the Job

Survey from TIAA-CREF backs anecdotal evidence that economic downturn is leading professors to delay retirement plans.

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