Beware the Button Police

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U. of Illinois tells professors they can't have bumper stickers or attend campus political rallies -- but then says it will use "common sense" on enforcement.

Schooling Faculty in Catholic Higher Ed

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In Marquette U. seminar, pre-tenure professors study the content and context of their institution's Jesuit mission.

2 Wins for Illinois Professors

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University affirms that they can wear buttons and attend rallies, and ends talks that some feared would create the next Hoover Institution.

In Search of Self-Governance, Unionization?

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Embattled Faculty Senate at Ohio U. endorses pursuing collective bargaining amid an impasse between professors and administrators.

Grievances About Grievance Procedures

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Professors at U. of Missouri consider whether they can get a fair hearing with an administrator in the room.

Mentor, Friend -- or Both?

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Professors debate whether mentors of graduate students and young instructors must go beyond supervising to "caring" to be effective, and where the lines are.

A 'Practical Guide' to the Academic Portfolio

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It's not a new thing for professors to document their teaching, research and service. That's how people get hired and earn tenure and promotions. But many more colleges are adopting a portfolio system in which professors create more of a full portfolio than a series of lists and dates. This movement is changing both the way individuals are evaluated and the way institutions assess themselves.

Fieldwork with Three Children

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At annual meeting, anthropologists discuss mothering in, and of, the field.

A Faculty Caste System?

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Graduate deans discuss the rationale for and difficulties of designating some professors as "graduate faculty."

Racial Gaps in Faculty Job Satisfaction

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Key study for first time features ethnic breakdowns, finding that white and Latino professors hold similar views but that some minority groups are less happy.


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