Faculty

'No University Is an Island'

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It's been more than a decade since Cary Nelson summed up his views on problems facing higher education in Manifesto of a Tenured Radical. As Nelson would be the first to admit, the issues he identified in that book have not changed -- or at least not in the direction he would want.

When Tenure Means Nothing

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AAUP finds "especially egregious" violations of faculty rights in dismissals of 55 professors at Clark Atlanta in February.

Housework Help as a New Benefit

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Scholars document the gender gap in cooking, cleaning and laundry among scientists -- and suggest a new employee benefit may be key to the advancement of women.

2 People, 1 Job, 36 Years

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Husband-and-wife historians at Earlham have spent more than three decades sharing a job.

The Trustee-Faculty Relationship

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New report finds "generally healthy, constructive" governance roles, but some wonder whether the right people were asked.

Responsibilities: A College and Triplets

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Carmen Twillie Ambar is president of a small college in Pennsylvania -- and the mother of three toddlers.

Principles for 'One Faculty'

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A coalition of academic associations is today issuing a joint statement calling on colleges to recognize that they have "one faculty" and to treat those off the tenure track as professionals, with pay, benefits, professional development and participation in governance.

The B-School Glass Ceiling

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New study finds women tend to stagnate in faculty rank after earning tenure, while men tend to go on to full professorships.

Layoffs Without 'Financial Exigency'

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One of the ultimate protections of being a tenured faculty member, historically, has been being immune from layoff in all but the most extraordinary circumstances. Under policies issued by the American Association of University Professors and largely accepted by higher education leaders, only institutions that declare "financial exigency" -- a state so dire that it "threatens the survival of the institution as a whole" -- can eliminate the jobs of tenured faculty members.

Different Paths to Full Professor

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Ohio State wants to rethink traditional patterns of faculty reward structure -- starting by questioning whether great research should be the only way to reach the highest rank.

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