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The Rise of the Social Sciences

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New book uses some unusual data sets to trace disciplinary shifts over a century -- and around the entire world.

Learning to Teach

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CUNY program trains grad students to teach at 2-year colleges -- where the job market favors those who understand the mission.

Missing Credentials

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Following reports on revoked degree, professor loses posts at 2 universities in the past year.

More Rights for Adjuncts

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AAUP suggests standards for treatment of part timers, some of whom see plan as progress; others worry about its time limits.

Diversity Up for Grad Students

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Enrollment increase is led by gains for women and African Americans.

The Clarity Gap

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Female professors are less likely than men to feel they know what is expected of them to earn tenure, study finds.

Adjuncts and Graduation Rates

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Community colleges with greater share of full-time faculty are more likely to have students who finish programs, study finds.

Women Turning Down Harvard's Offers

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While the proportion of women receiving tenure-track offers to join Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences rose for the third straight year in 2005-6, the share of women who accepted positions declined dramatically, according to an internal report.

New Measures for Gender Inequities

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AAUP releases national and campus data showing gaps in faculty employment and salaries -- especially at doctoral universities.

'Death of a Department Chair'

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Isabel Vittorio, who, as a department chair at the fictional Austin University, had variously “been described as narcissistic, charismatic, brilliant, and opportunistic” was found slumped over her desk in the Department of Literature and Rhetoric early on a Monday morning, her neck broken. What ensues as the murder investigation unfolds is a peek inside what author Lynn C. Miller called the closed, “wonderful dysfunctional family template” of a humanities department.

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