Faculty

Rallying for Shared Governance

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WASHINGTON -- A few years ago, organizers at the American Association of University Professors had to cancel a conference on shared governance for lack of interest. This year, they gave it another shot and were pleasantly surprised, to say the least: applications flooded in and they ultimately had to turn people away.

'Exemplars' of Good Pre-Tenure Practices

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The University of Iowa was found to be exceptional in five of eight categories evaluating the job satisfaction of pre-tenure faculty members at four-year colleges and universities, according to an analysis being released today by Harvard University's Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education.

Professors (and Learners) of the Year

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It’s probably not unusual for junior professors to hear they should devote their time to research rather than waste it on teaching. What may be more uncommon is for one of them to do the opposite.

Video Killed the Faculty Star

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In what seems the TMZ-ification of higher education, three separate professors have found themselves the subjects of “gotcha” YouTube segments in recent days.

The Gender Gap on Service

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New study examines the points in their careers when academic women get more assignments than men -- and how those assignments may hold them back.

Turning on the Faculty

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Professors at public universities worry that a combination of economic anxiety, anti-union sentiment and frustration over rising college costs will make them and their institutions targets for populist anger.

Restoring the Faculty Voice

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Public college professors from 21 states vow to start campaign to defend higher education's future.

Deal Stopped in Its Tracks

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Responding to faculty opposition, Cuyahoga Community College suspends arrangement with Academic Partnerships to offer online accounting degree.

Ethos Matters

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Researchers find that institutional identity trumps policy when it comes to whether professors think their institutions value teaching.

How RPI's Faculty Voice Was Quieted

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When the Faculty Senate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute voted, in spring 2006, to widen its membership to include contingent faculty, it set in motion a series of events that left the senate in a state of limbo and shredded the notion of shared governance, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Association of University Professors, which was based on an investigation by the national group.

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