Professors lean left, but major new study of faculty views finds more centrism and less radicalism than critics of academe see -- with growing moderation among young academics.
Political science study points out that some of what's missing in graduate education would make the new Ph.D.'s more desirable as job candidates -- especially outside research institutions.
More colleges are conducting full background reviews of potential employees -- and debating whether faculty positions should be covered.
Provosts at state university meeting consider why some faculty members leave when others don't, and the role of incentives.
Philosophers consider implications of requiring applicants to be members of Phi Beta Kappa.
With more colleges participating, COACHE project issues new list of exemplary institutions -- and continues to find that some are not among the wealthiest or most prestigious.
State commission recommends renewed spending on higher education, including a research investment fund, more student aid and less regulation of tuition increases.
As MLA convention approaches and interviews loom, a mixed picture emerges for key humanities disciplines.
Openings are up while number of new Ph.D.'s is down, but doctorate specialties aren't always where the positions are.
Marc Bousquet pulls no punches in "How the University Works," his analysis about why so many Ph.D.'s may never see tenure or decent working conditions.
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