Faculty

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.

Strike Halts 2-Year College's Classes

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Classes at the Community College of Philadelphia were suspended indefinitely Tuesday morning as picketers gathered at building entrances for the start of a faculty and staff strike.

Threats to Rare Resource for Humanists

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U. of Illinois grant program, which gives 200-plus professors awards up to $25,000 a year, could face the budget axe.

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.

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