Faculty

Rallying and Quibbling on Tenure Plan

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MLA proposal to change how professors are hired and promoted draws generally strong support -- and some objections on details.

Strategies on Academic Freedom

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Handbook offers ideas for professors in Middle Eastern studies who find themselves under scrutiny or attack.

Twist on Harvard's Gender Battles

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An adjunct professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University who resigned Friday in a letter decrying the Graduate School of Design’s gender inequities -- including the landscape architecture department’s utter lack of a female tenure hire in its 106-year existence -- rescinded her resignation after the school’s dean and Harvard’s interim president, Derek C. Bok, convinced her to stay.

The First New Orleans Verdict

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Our Lady of Holy Cross found to have violated rights of professor who was fired for pushing salary plan president opposed.

You Can't Eat Prestige

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Conventional wisdom has it that private universities are better places to work than public universities. The pay can be significantly better and tight state budgets have forced many public institutions to minimize raises and enlarge classes.

$600K for Fired Professor

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Jean Cobbs, with backing from academic groups, said Virginia State revoked her tenure for her defense of colleagues and her politics.

New Questions on Student Evaluations

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Analysis of reviews involving 50,000 enrollments finds correlations in all the wrong places.

Gender Change Costs Dean a Job

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When a man started appearing as a woman, a religious college asserted its right to dismiss.

Minorities and the Sociology Pipeline

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Study finds that minority sociologists disproportionately drop out of academe at the Ph.D. level and again during tenure process.

Mammoth Faculty Strike Looms

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California State U. administration, professors' union at odds over pay and a range of other issues.

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