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.

Purge at Ave Maria Law?

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Push to fire tenured faculty member -- one of the school's founders -- leaves many professors worried about state of academic freedom.

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.

Bargaining for More Tenure-Track Lines

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

Terminating the Terminal Year

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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

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

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.

Tenure Denied, Tenure Gained

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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

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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

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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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