Faculty

College cuts adjuncts' hours to avoid Affordable Care Act costs

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At one community college, the national health-care law would have assured adjuncts access to health insurance, but the institution is cutting their hours to avoid the requirement.

Seminary threatens to discipline professor for offending prospective students, donors

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Tennessee seminary told a tenured professor he was offending would-be contributors and should look for work elsewhere.

Scholars debate etiquette of live-tweeting academic conferences

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Scholars debate the etiquette of live-tweeting academic conferences.

Reaction to UNC chancellor resignation shows influence of Virginia controversy

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In rally to support outgoing UNC-Chapel Hill chancellor, reflections of U.Va. controversy and lessons about the limitations of that kind of faculty support.

U.Va. board retreat focuses on structure and attitudes

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In second half of retreat, U.Va. board focuses on how to restructure and divide responsibility between board and president, with lessons that might be applicable to other boards.

Eastern Michigan professor denied tenure because of sexual harassment issues

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Eastern Michigan University suspended a professor for inappropriate conduct, and eventually denied him tenure as well. But why did it let him teach for several years after the suspension?

U.Va. and other leadership controversies show that tenured faculty can still wield influence

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U.Va. controversy and other leadership disputes show that, in particular instances, organized, tenured professors can still wield significant influence in direction of institutions.

Governor unhappy with salary hikes at Western Washington

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If state employees generally have salaries frozen amid budget cuts, should a single public university award generous raises?

Study finds that women sociologists with children more likely to have tenured careers

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Women sociologists with children are more likely than those without to have tenured jobs, study finds.

AAUP report stresses need for adjunct involvement in governance

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AAUP report says that departments and faculty senates need to be sure those off the tenure track have their views counted.

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