Faculty

A Book She Didn't Write

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A week after Ohio University announced that Thelma Wills Foote would become the next chair of African-American studies, with the rank of full professor, the university announced that she wouldn't be coming to the university after all.

The second announcement followed an investigation into her publication record and the university's conclusion that she claimed to have co-written a book in which her publicly noted contribution consists of only five paragraphs.

Off the Picket Lines

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Tentative deal ends strike at Community College of Philadelphia; at California State U., fact finder's report may avert strike.

The Overflowing Composition Classroom

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At community colleges, those who teach writing have far more students per semester than may be educationally sound, survey finds.

Sister Mentors

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Minority women pursuing their Ph.D.'s mentor one another and young girls to keep the pipeline open at all levels.

Inexorable March to a Part-Time Faculty

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Adjuncts nearing half of all professors, and proportion off the tenure track grows, latest U.S. data show.

Redefining Academic Freedom

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AFT seeks to reshape the debate about a core value by emphasizing issues of job security, or lack thereof, for adjuncts.

Words He Can't Escape

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Students at the George Mason University School of Law received a double whammy last week: First, Dean Daniel D. Polsby sent an e-mail informing them of a "special town hall meeting" scheduled for Monday where they could meet a candidate for a tenure-track job -- a 22-year-old candidate who had once posted online class notes containing a racial epithet while a law student at Harvard in 2002. Then the next day, Polsby canceled the meeting, writing that the controversial would-be professor "is no longer a candidate."

Real Pay Increases for Professors

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Salary gains outpace inflation after 2 years of declines, AAUP finds. But survey also notes growing gaps among disciplines.

(Virtual) Exile in Hawaii

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Professor sues after university restricts him from campus while it investigates complaints of his "intimidating" behavior.

New Approach to Diversity

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Colgate asks hiring departments to keep excellence as top priority, but to alter pools by de-emphasizing subfield specialties.

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