Tenure

Bargaining for More Tenure-Track Lines

Rutgers agreement with faculty union pledges to create at least 100 new permanent faculty jobs over next 4 years.

Terminating the Terminal Year

DePaul calls off Norman Finkelstein's classes and takes away his office. He vows to show up and teach -- and to use civil disobedience if necessary.

Finkelstein and DePaul Settle

Controversial professor resigns and both sides issue conciliatory statements, but many believe academic freedom issues will outlast tenure dispute.

The Public (Non-Salary) Advantage

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.

Tenure Denied, Tenure Gained

A professor of religion at Northwestern University is denied tenure, only to receive it two months later. Was it an oversight, discrimination -- or did the process work?

'Scholarship Reconsidered' as Tenure Policy

In 1990, Ernest Boyer published Scholarship Reconsidered, in which he argued for abandoning the traditional “teaching vs. research” model on prioritizing faculty time, and urged colleges to adopt a much broader definition of scholarship to replace the traditional research model.

A Satisfied Full-Time Faculty

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.

Fight Over Tenure and Faculty Rights

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.

Rethinking Work

At MLA meeting, panelists consider new ways to frame adjunct issues, as well as issues related to service requirements and new attempts to bridge the tenure-track/non-tenured divide.

Call to Arms for Academic Labor

Marc Bousquet pulls no punches in "How the University Works," his analysis about why so many Ph.D.'s may never see tenure or decent working conditions.

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