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Faculty Communication 101

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Christopher J. Loving, who runs leadership workshops for academic leaders, shares reasons why faculty relationships go sour.

Who Gets Credit?

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Political scientists join other disciplines in considering how to be sure scholars are treated fairly when they collaborate.

Concern Over Housing Costs

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Graduate students at UC-Berkeley say they are being priced out of units set aside by the university for families.

Affirming Professors' Role or Denigrating It?

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At a time that many professors fear that administrators don't value tenure, the headline on Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Web site seems like something that would draw applause: "Rensselaer to Review Faculty Governance to Strengthen Role of Tenured, Tenure-Track Faculty."

Navigating the Mammoth University

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U. of Minnesota expands its orientation for new faculty members from 2 hours to 3 days, and gets rave reviews.

Tenure and the Public Sociologist

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A growing movement within the discipline raises questions about promotion, peer review, the nature of research and the future of the field.

The Public (Non-Salary) Advantage

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In competition for faculty talent, private higher ed wins bidding wars, but new study suggests that on key employment policies, state institutions have the edge.

The Liberal (and Moderating) Professoriate

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Professors lean left, but major new study of faculty views finds more centrism and less radicalism than critics of academe see -- with growing moderation among young academics.

American Studies on Offense and Defense

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Scholars consider how to get more engaged in the political process -- and how to fend off attacks on what they do.

A Satisfied Full-Time Faculty

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National survey of 4-year-college professors finds that they are happier with their jobs than other Americans are with theirs -- but some areas of dissatisfaction jump out.

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