Will Faculty Voices Be Heard?

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Professors will participate in the White House summit on community colleges, but some of them remain concerned about the agenda.

Standing Their Ground

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Brown U. faculty refuse to endorse changes that would make tenure harder to earn, and that some fear would alter the teaching/research balance.

Excuses vs. Due Process

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AAUP investigation finds that Bethune-Cookman used questionable means to get rid of faculty members, ignoring the university's rules and national standards.

'Saints and Scamps'

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While much has changed in higher education in the last 25 years, Steven M. Cahn maintains that the important ethical issues (and their appropriate resolutions) have not changed that much at all. That's why there are very few changes in Saints and Scamps: Ethics in Academia, just released by Rowman & Littlefield in a 25th anniversary edition.

Uncertain First Amendment Rights

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A federal appeals court ruled Friday that it is not clear whether public college faculty members have First Amendment protection for criticisms they make of administrators.

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.


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