When Credentials Count

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Northeastern doesn't renew contracts for a dozen faculty members without terminal degrees as it expands tenure-track hiring.

Handling the 'Bad Apples'

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Department heads, accustomed to running their own meetings, mostly listened along with provosts, deans and other faculty members during a training workshop in Seattle this week geared toward advising academic leaders in the science, engineering and math fields on how to manage their divisions while keeping diversity in mind.

Skepticism of Faculty and Tenure

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New poll finds majority of public believes bias is problem in college classrooms and questions role of tenure.

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.


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