Professors

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.

The Public (Non-Salary) Advantage

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Muzzling a Watchdog?

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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

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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.

Pushing for Job Conversions

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Budget bill for community colleges in Washington State may represent union campaign's first success at shifting positions from part-time to full-time -- and the plan is not embraced by all adjuncts.

New Impacts Seen for Faculty Unions

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Colleges where professors have collective bargaining rely more on the tenure track and less on adjuncts, but spend less on academic support, study finds.

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