Changing the Tenure Rules -- Without Telling Anyone?

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Sudden increase in denials at Baylor follows apparent shift in standards that took place after candidates submitted their portfolios for review.

The Seniority Pay Cut

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Colleges consider how to end salary compression and inversion – and whether it’s time to spend more on keeping faculty talent than getting new faculty talent.

Faculty Salaries and Priorities

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AAUP points to gaps in pay for professors and presidents, and sees decline against inflation, but method of calculating total increase is questioned.

Divorce: Grounds for Dismissal

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At Wheaton in Illinois, a professor resigns to avoid being fired under college policy on marriage.

Validation for RateMyProfessors.com?

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Study finds high correlation between reviews on the Web site professors love to hate and in formal evaluation system used by 275 colleges.

A Professor Sues His Students

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Does this litigation protect faculty members from unfair accusations -- or potentially threaten academic freedom?

The Buck Stops Where?

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Professors at West Virginia U., outraged by scandal, demand president's ouster. Will anyone listen?

'On Course': New Guide to First Semester of Teaching

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A frequent refrain of new faculty members, fresh from graduate school, is that earning a Ph.D. didn't train them to lead a course. A new book -- On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching (Harvard University Press) -- aims to help such professors. The author is James M.

Does Academe Hinder Parenthood?

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2 new studies suggest that many professors, especially women, are less likely than other professionals or men in their field to have kids.

Newly Tenured ... at Alderson-Broaddus, Quincy, U. of Michigan at Flint

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:

Alderson-Broaddus College

  • Lewis Hall, music

Quincy University

  • Joseph Coelho, biology
  • Vicky Eidson, accounting

University of Michigan at Flint


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