How a Strike Was Averted

Faculty union and state university system in Pennsylvania reach an agreement that raises salaries -- and insurance premiums.

Bargaining for More Tenure-Track Lines

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

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.

The Public (Non-Salary) Advantage

In competition for faculty talent, private higher ed wins bidding wars, but new study suggests that on key employment policies, state institutions have the edge.

When Professors Can't Get Along

The American Association of University Professors -- a champion of open debate and free exchange -- is having some difficulties with the nature of debate in its own (virtual) house.

British Union Drops Boycott Call

Faculty group largely ignored resolutions against their proposal to isolate Israeli academics, but backs down when its lawyer says the action could be illegal.

New Tactic on Salary and Benefits

Faculty unions consider whether they win or lose when they agree to combine funds for the two big-ticket items of contracts into a single pot of money.

Defining Academic Freedom for 2007

AFT statement aims to reflect – and to promote strategies for fighting – challenges of faculty life today, especially off the tenure track.

Muzzling a Watchdog?

Member of CUNY faculty union's board sues emeritus professor for $2 million over Web site that tracks -- and criticizes -- the union. Both sides say academic freedom is at stake.

List of Top Academic Employers Evolves

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.


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