Faculty

A Prominent Public Targets Faculty Retention

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UC Berkeley receives a $113 million gift to help keep some of its top professors from raids by private universities -- and stem a problem facing many of its peers.

The Public (Non-Salary) Advantage

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In competition for faculty talent, private higher ed wins bidding wars, but new study suggests that on key employment policies, state institutions have the edge.

Stumbling Upon Secure Data

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Journalism adviser at Western Oregon University loses her job for how student newspaper staffers responded after finding file full of Social Security numbers -- on a public server.

'Scholarship Reconsidered' as Tenure Policy

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In 1990, Ernest Boyer published Scholarship Reconsidered, in which he argued for abandoning the traditional “teaching vs. research” model on prioritizing faculty time, and urged colleges to adopt a much broader definition of scholarship to replace the traditional research model.

Stalemate for Pace U. Adjuncts

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Three years after part-time professors won recognition for their union, they don't have a contract.

The Liberal (and Moderating) Professoriate

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Professors lean left, but major new study of faculty views finds more centrism and less radicalism than critics of academe see -- with growing moderation among young academics.

Assessing the Faculty Role in Sports Oversight

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In wake of report on professors' aloofness from issues facing their colleges' athletics programs, panelists at a Knight Commission summit explore the reasons why.

A Haven for Minority Scholars

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1,100 black, Hispanic and other minority Ph.D.'s and doctoral students gather for advice and kinship in a setting where they're more than a "speck in a room."

Teaching Professors to Be More Effective Teachers

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Ball State U. evaluates a faculty initiative aimed at improving teaching strategies in first-year courses and bringing retention up.

New Numbers on Underrepresented Faculty Members

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Research on women and minorities in the sciences and social sciences examines the entire population of professors at top 100 departments in 15 fields.

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