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Promotion Decision Questioned

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Or not questioned enough? New Mexico professor decries inaction amid charges that a colleague misrepresented qualifications.

When Policies Don't Mesh

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Spring Arbor University, an evangelical Christian institution that recently made headlines for firing a transgender associate dean, withdrew Wednesday from a plan to offer courses at Lansing Community College’s new University Center because Spring Arbor could not sign on to the college’s non-discrimination policy.

Is EEOC Backpedaling?

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New letter on colleges' job advertising endorses alternative to indicating interest in candidates from certain groups.

When Credentials Count

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Northeastern doesn't renew contracts for a dozen faculty members without terminal degrees as it expands tenure-track hiring.

Skepticism of Faculty and Tenure

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New poll finds majority of public believes bias is problem in college classrooms and questions role of tenure.

A Visa at Last

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It took 2 years and a lawsuit, but University of Nebraska will finally be able to welcome historian hired in 2005.

Bargaining for More Tenure-Track Lines

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Rutgers agreement with faculty union pledges to create at least 100 new permanent faculty jobs over next 4 years.

A Prominent Public Targets Faculty Retention

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UC Berkeley receives a $113 million gift to help keep some of its top professors from raids by private universities -- and stem a problem facing many of its peers.

'Scholarship Reconsidered' as Tenure Policy

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In 1990, Ernest Boyer published Scholarship Reconsidered, in which he argued for abandoning the traditional “teaching vs. research” model on prioritizing faculty time, and urged colleges to adopt a much broader definition of scholarship to replace the traditional research model.

The Liberal (and Moderating) Professoriate

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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.

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