Faculty

Ensuring Insurance

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With their revenues declining and prospects for replacing them fading, colleges and universities around the country are embracing a series of tactics aimed at lowering their costs, such as redesigning entry-level courses and pruning unproductive research institutes.

Union Push in For-Profit Higher Ed

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Instructors at the Art Institute of Seattle on Friday filed signatures with the National Labor Relations Board seeking a union election with the goal of affiliating with the American Federation of Teachers.

When Faculty Aren't Supposed to Talk

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Many colleges have rules declaring that faculty meetings where job candidates are reviewed are supposed to be confidential. A Stanford University faculty handbook, for example, states: "The entire reappointment proceedings during which specific individuals are discussed are to be held in strict confidence by all participants....

Roping in the Tenured

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Adjuncts consider outreach to their more privileged peers to better achieve labor goals.

Can You Hear Me Now?

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Georgia Gwinnett has boosted retention by giving its faculty smartphones and encouraging students to call them.

What Your Ph.D. Didn't Cover

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At a time when community colleges are feeling more pressure than ever to improve their completion rates and new Ph.D.s are feeling more pressure than ever to find a job, graduate schools around the country are struggling with just what it means to prepare community college instructors.

Where Are Your Professors?

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While nonprofit colleges are forthcoming with their faculty lists, for-profit institutions are more reluctant -- irking some academic leaders.

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.

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