Fraying of Academic Freedom

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Brigham Young places professor on leave over 9/11; Southern Maine shuts exhibit by man who killed police officer; and more incidents.

The 'Family Friendly' Bonus

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As more colleges have adopted "family friendly" policies for professors, many experts have noted that relatively small shares of those eligible for the flexible arrangements use them. Much has been written about why this is the case, with many observers guessing that young parents, especially women, fear that asking for flexible arrangements may hurt them in the tenure process.

More Rights for Adjuncts

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AAUP suggests standards for treatment of part timers, some of whom see plan as progress; others worry about its time limits.

College Flunks Professor Over Test

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Is a week's lost pay appropriate penalty for math exam with question on woman named "Condoleezza" holding a watermelon?

Political Shocker: Faculty Moderates

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New analysis suggests that the biggest trend in professorial politics is a shift to the center in many disciplines.

The Clarity Gap

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Female professors are less likely than men to feel they know what is expected of them to earn tenure, study finds.

Faculty Challenge Loyola's Leaders

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Administrators at Loyola University of New Orleans have had the unenviable task of picking up the pieces after Hurricane Katrina, which shut down the campus last fall. The university didn't sustain as much structural damage as those institutions located on lower ground, but it has seen a 30 percent decrease in this year’s freshman class and finished the fiscal year that ended in July with a $14 million budget shortfall.  

Head Count Up, So Pay is Too

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Daytona Beach Community College gives its employees a 5 percent average raise after enrollment jump this fall.

Whoa, Dude

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U. of Florida puts popular lecturer on leave after video appears of class lecture in which his exuberance amused some and disturbed others.

Part Timers Say No to Union

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Instructors at Vermont's 2-year college -- adjuncts all -- break with trend in rejecting collective bargaining by 2 to 1 margin.


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