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."
U. of Minnesota expands its orientation for new faculty members from 2 hours to 3 days, and gets rave reviews.
A growing movement within the discipline raises questions about promotion, peer review, the nature of research and the future of the field.
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.
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.
Scholars consider how to get more engaged in the political process -- and how to fend off attacks on what they do.
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.
Professors at Del Mar say interim president is rewriting the rules and writing away their job security; he says he's trying to promote standards. Battle shifts to court today.
Provosts at state university meeting consider why some faculty members leave when others don't, and the role of incentives.
Research coming out today finds (surprise) that faculty members lean to the left -- and charges that "groupthink" limits hiring and other decisions.
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