Newly Tenured ... at California Polytechnic, Columbia U., Missouri S

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:

California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo

New Questions on Women, Academe and Careers

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Top scholars gather to share research findings and works in progress that explore why gender gaps persist in the professoriate and other prestigious jobs on campuses.

Arrivederci, Tenure

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Italian professor at Wesleyan U. solves a 500-year-old murder mystery but, after receiving faculty backing, can't figure out why he was denied tenure.

From Plaintiff to Donor

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Anthropologist who brought landmark sexual discrimination suit against Brown U. in the late '70s gives $1 million to the institution she once fought.

A 'Practical Guide' to the Academic Portfolio

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It's not a new thing for professors to document their teaching, research and service. That's how people get hired and earn tenure and promotions. But many more colleges are adopting a portfolio system in which professors create more of a full portfolio than a series of lists and dates. This movement is changing both the way individuals are evaluated and the way institutions assess themselves.

Exception to the Rule

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From the 1990s on, many colleges have increasingly relied on adjunct professors. Elon has gone from majority part timers to 74 percent tenure track -- and it's not done yet.

Tenure on the Chopping Block

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Kentucky community college system leaders have plan to eliminate traditional job security for all new faculty hires.

Racial Gaps in Faculty Job Satisfaction

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Key study for first time features ethnic breakdowns, finding that white and Latino professors hold similar views but that some minority groups are less happy.

Newly Tenured ... at Wabash, Wesleyan

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:

Wabash College

  • Jonathan Baer, philosophy/religion
  • Lon Porter, chemistry

Wesleyan University

  • Jane Alden, music
  • Masami Imai, economics
  • Francis Starr, physics

Ignorance About 'Stop the Clock' Policies

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The best of colleges' "family friendly" policies may be profoundly unfriendly if you tell new parents about them, but not other key people -- such as those who evaluate those new parents for tenure.


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