Faculty

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.

Progress for Adjuncts

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Budget in Washington State narrows the pay gap between those on and off the tenure track.

A Costly Thanksgiving Message

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Is a professor about to lose his job for sharing George Washington's words with his colleagues?

Promotion Decision Questioned

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Or not questioned enough? New Mexico professor decries inaction amid charges that a colleague misrepresented qualifications.

UC Faculty Nixes Tobacco Money Ban

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U. of California Academic Senate votes to oppose a proposed regents policy restricting tobacco industry support for research.

When Policies Don't Mesh

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Spring Arbor University, an evangelical Christian institution that recently made headlines for firing a transgender associate dean, withdrew Wednesday from a plan to offer courses at Lansing Community College’s new University Center because Spring Arbor could not sign on to the college’s non-discrimination policy.

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