Faculty

Broken Covenant

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Some professors want to know why a religious college in Georgia is preparing for faculty cuts while adding significantly to athletics spending.

'Leave-Proofing' the Faculty

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Tenure-track jobs are harder than ever to find, with the economic mess prompting many colleges to grow even more cautious about hiring anyone on the tenure track. Tenure-track openings are being put on hold. Searches are being called off every day. Many who worry that higher education has created a faculty of two tiers -- the privileged tenured class and the overused and abused adjuncts -- have been told that this year is simply not the year in which to promote change.

Staffing Up, Productivity Down

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Rate of growth in colleges' hiring of full-time support staff has significantly outpaced growth in full-time instructors, think tank report finds.

A Contested Search

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As Hocking College prepares to replace its president after 41 years, leader of search admits destroying evaluations of employees' top candidate.

Of Many Minds on College Costs

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Presidents, budget officers and professors hold similar views about nature and extent of public higher ed's finance problems, but diverge widely on potential solutions, survey finds. Talk among yourselves, authors urge.

Silencing a Staff Voice

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U. of Colorado ends funding for independent newspaper for employees, citing dire budget situation.

A Battle for the Sea (Grant)

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U. of Alaska strips federal grant money from extension agent over his environmental "advocacy," drawing complaint that it bowed to agency's pressure.

Staying on the Job

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Survey from TIAA-CREF backs anecdotal evidence that economic downturn is leading professors to delay retirement plans.

The Disappearing Tenure-Track Job

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Study by AFT documents continued growth during the last decade of adjunct jobs as a proportion of the academic work force.

Did Bill O'Reilly Doom a Tenure Bid?

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In many academic circles, being attacked by Bill O'Reilly might be a badge of honor. A Syracuse University professor, however, charges that he was denied tenure last week in part because of the fallout over his on-air disputes with the Fox television star, who has branded him "a new Ward Churchill."

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