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Are State Troopers Models for Professors?

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The American system of awarding doctorates and producing professors is a mess. On that, the disparate voices on a high-powered MLA panel on reforming the Ph.D. agreed Monday night.

Disparate Burden

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New data show just how unequally child-care responsibilities fall on male and female professors.

A Real Option

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The U. of California is considering a policy that might make part-time faculty careers -- before and after tenure -- more viable than ever before.

Stepping Up for Part-Timers

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The Radical Caucus wants the MLA to do more to protect the labor rights of grad students and adjuncts.

More Help for Part-Timers

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The MLA's Delegate Assembly endorsed two proposals to bolster, in small ways, the status of "contingent" instructors.

Leaning to the Left

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A new study says that the vast majority of faculty members are liberal, but does that prove they're biased?

Nazi Loses Teaching Job

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Fairleigh Dickinson U. finds that Western Civilization was being taught by a leader of the National Socialist Movement. 

Postdoc (Partial) Satisfaction

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Most like their positions, but many have tight budgets and question whether they are actually being trained.

A Focus on Adjuncts

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Community college administrators share ideas about how to better train and motivate part-time professors.

Playing Defense and Offense

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Leaders of the AFT's college unions plan opposition to David Horowitz, cooperation with the NEA, and new organizing efforts.

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