Faculty

Grant for Islamic Studies Put on Indefinite Hold

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A controversial Islamic think tank's plans to endow a chair at Temple U. fall through -- because of prudence or undue influence?

Call to Arms for Academic Labor

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Marc Bousquet pulls no punches in "How the University Works," his analysis about why so many Ph.D.'s may never see tenure or decent working conditions.

Global Warming 'Teach-In'

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At colleges, support for the green movement tends to come in the form of construction, pledges, investments and the like. Starting this month, you can add to that list "teach-ins."

Integrating International Faculty

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Researchers consider issues specific to foreign-born faculty and ways to help them adjust.

Alice's Adventures in Tenureland

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Poor Alice. She's pulled in different directions and doesn't know what will get her to Tenureland.

As described by Cathy Trower, director and research associate at the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, fictional Alice's predicament mirrors that of many professors who embrace interdisciplinary research but find trouble parlaying that into career advancement.

Challenge to the Power of Tenure

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U.S. court ruling involving unusual law in Puerto Rico could endanger faculty rights, AAUP warns.

Promoting Career Flexibility

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A novel idea from Simmons College: If you want professors to learn management skills, you need to give them some time. Plus other awards for creative ways to help faculty.

In Colorado's Chosen Chief, Faculty See Tenure Foe

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The sole finalist to become president of the University of Colorado system was, as a state teachers' union describes it, “the architect and chief proponent” of changes at Metropolitan State College of Denver that "eliminated tenure as we know it.” Bruce Benson, the owner and president of an oil and gas exploration and production company since 1965, served as chair of Metro State’s Board

Newly Tenured -- at Age 68

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A professional actress arrived late to the tenured ranks, but says she's early into a career in academe.

Should Prospective Faculty Disclose Criminal Backgrounds?

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A Penn faculty committee votes against requiring information of all applicants, but some experts say that the questions should be asked of everyone.

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