Faculty

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.

A New Campaign on Adjuncts

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NEA releases own draft of plan to promote equity and full-time jobs. Its approach differs from other unions, but faces similar tensions.

Faculty Salaries Up 3.8%

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Survey finds greater growth at public institutions and continued wide variations by discipline.

Are Public Universities Losing Ground?

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Data suggesting big edge in faculty research output at private institutions is questioned, but seen as emblematic of evidence yet to come.

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