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U. of Missouri moves toward giving adjuncts voting rights in faculty governance

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U. of Missouri at Columbia considers becoming the latest institution where shared governance includes those off the tenure track.

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.

Argosy University cuts adjunct pay for online courses

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Argosy University cuts pay rate for online adjuncts, giving a rarely seen glimpse at adjunct pay and raising questions about how for-profits stack up on salaries.

Louisville lawsuit raises concerns familiar to those on tenure track

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If a department encourages a junior professor to teach more than is the norm, and take on more advisees than normal, is it fair to deny her tenure because she hasn't published enough? And why do so many people know someone with this story?

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U. Tennessee System backtracks on 'de-tenure' language

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U. of Tennessee walks back -- at least in terminology -- from a proposal to "de-tenure" faculty members as part of new business plan. But the policy idea may well remain alive.

Essay on importance of working a little fun into your academic work schedule

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You don't need to spend every waking minute on work, and doing so may not help you achieve your goals, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Essay on how those starting academic careers should respond to criticism

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Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers advice on what to do when you have received negative reviews of your work.

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Essay on why academics feel overworked

Philip Guo says that the nature of academic work is different from other models, and requires new professors to learn to say no.

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South Texas faculty members worry about lack of rights as two universities are combined

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Professors at two South Texas institutions support the creation of a new, combined university, but see recent actions raising questions about job security and faculty roles.

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