Faculty

Memorial to Fallen Educators adds names from colleges and universities

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A memorial, designed after the Sandy Hook shooting, honors teachers from pre-K through 12th grade. Soon, it will add names from higher education.

U of Delaware trustees vote to change faculty roles and responsibilities

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University of Delaware gives the provost more control over the Faculty Senate, and says that professors will now advise on some areas they had previously controlled.

U Wisconsin Madison professors losing hope of preserving traditional tenure in campus policy

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When the Wisconsin Legislature took tenure out of state statute, faculty members at the University of Wisconsin at Madison hoped they could preserve the status quo in a campus policy. But that hope is fading amid new proposals on a policy for layoffs of professors.

Why universities hire two deans to lead their law schools

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Over the last few years, universities started appointing two deans to lead their law schools temporarily. Now, a few are going that route with permanent appointments.

Rosemary Feal, executive director of the MLA, announces her departure, effective summer 2017.

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Rosemary Feal, executive director of the MLA, says she's stepping down next summer, at the end of her current term. She's leaving behind an organization that's much more representative of its members.

Achieving the Dream seeks stronger faculty role in college completion agenda

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Faculty-led reforms may be the best way to improve graduation rates, according to Achieving the Dream, which is working to give adjunct faculty members a seat at the table.

UC Riverside faculty survey suggests outrage at cluster-hiring initiative

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UC Riverside faculty survey suggests outrage at early phases of a massive cluster-hiring program there.

Michigan faculty union says tenure denials breach contracts

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A small Michigan university is citing declining enrollment in tenure denials, and faculty members allege the approach violates their contract.

Cornell alumni and faculty members protest proposed College of Business

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A proposal to merge Cornell's three business schools into a unified College of Business raises faculty and alumni concerns about shared governance and institutional culture.

Wheaton professors ask college to drop case against colleague

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At Wheaton in Illinois, faculty members are asking the college to drop its case against a professor who said Muslims and Christians worship the same God. Will the administration listen?

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