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Faculty Rights, Post-Katrina

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AAUP reviews how much flexibility colleges should get when disaster strikes -- and one dismissal with little apparent link to the hurricane.

Teaching, Research, Service ...

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Texas A&M University will give extra credit in tenure process to professors whose work has commercial applications.

Losing Their Edge?

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Study suggests that Internet may have eliminated link between working at an elite university and doing the best research.

New Approaches to Faculty Hiring

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Community colleges urged to rethink how they find professors -- and how they structure search committees.

Blackballed at Yale

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Juan Cole's appointment in Middle Eastern studies apparently killed -- despite backing at departmental level and following intense media campaign.

Shrinking Censure List

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AAUP removes 5 colleges from its sanction list, adds New Mexico Highlands -- and debates what to do about Medaille.

Larry's Other Legacy

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Child care in Boston isn’t exactly cheap, and child care at Harvard University isn’t exactly ideal.

In a survey last fall of 244 faculty members, child care was ranked as the “least effective” policy or practice at Harvard. As part of a push to make Harvard more family friendly and more appealing to female faculty members, Harvard announced Tuesday that it will expand its child care offerings and strengthen parental leave policies.

The Missing Doctorates

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Black Ph.D.'s in science and engineering are more likely than others to end up teaching in non-science fields, NSF study finds 

Training the Next Generation

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In Chicago, Roosevelt U. will help prepare faculty for community colleges, which will in turn provide students for the university.

Where the Jobs Are

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Data show long-term growth of part-time faculty slots, administrative jobs outpacing instructor posts, and boom in for-profit sector.

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