Professors

AFT and AAUP Announce Joint Organizing Campaign

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Faculty and staff at public research universities will be the focus of drive to expand collective bargaining.

Debating the Merits of Merit Pay

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After faculty dispute, Towson compromises on how to distribute raises, while Temple attempts to shift entirely to "pay per performance."

Call to Arms for Adjuncts ... From an Administrator

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At national meeting of higher ed HR leaders, one gives jeremiad about the treatment of non-tenure-track faculty and urges colleges to act now to protect "abused" class of workers.

6-6 Course Loads and No Benefits

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Adjuncts in Tennessee, working a decade without raise in pay ceilings, spent 2 years documenting needs. Their plan was considered and promptly rejected as the recession hit.

Taking One (Percent) for the Team

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Under faculty-generated proposal, Brandeis professors could volunteer to give up 1 percent of their salaries next year with aim of saving staff jobs.

Tightening Picture for Faculty Pay

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Survey finds median increase at four-year institutions of 3.7%, down from 4.0%, with publics losing ground. But new data don’t reflect recent cuts and furloughs. Disciplinary gaps remain significant.

Loss for Private College Union

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Appeals court -- reversing NLRB -- rules that religious ties exempt Carroll U. from having to permit its faculty to engage in collective bargaining. Finding sidesteps Yeshiva issues.

Murky Picture for Faculty Salaries

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AAUP's annual report shows increase above inflation, but data predate furloughs, salary freezes and other cuts -- and don't include part timers.

AAUP President Speaks

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In podcast interview, Cary Nelson discusses plans to define academic freedom in the classroom, the Ward Churchill controversy and the Spellings Commission.

Defining Moment

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California State is in for dramatic budget cuts no matter what. The extent of layoffs, however, will be determined by a union vote that could pit full professors against part-timers.

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