Professors

Retaining the Best Talent

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HR leaders in academe consider how to keep their best employees -- faculty and administrators alike -- in era of tight budgets.

Union Hypocrisy?

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NEA leaders criticize colleges that make deals with for-profit higher ed, but NEA does its own such deal.

Tenured Jobs Saved

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Arbitrator finds Florida State violated contract provisions in eliminating positions -- and university rescinds layoffs.

Next Generation Profs

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Even in down economy, University of Virginia finds clever way to hire cadre of promising faculty who will replace retiring longtime professors.

Divide in Britain's Faculty Union

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A battle for control of Britain's faculty union, the University and College Union, is under way, as a powerful leftist group plans a leadership challenge following a split over support for student protests.

The turmoil within the organization, which represents about 120,000 higher education staff, is evident in threats of strike action by the union's own staff, while Sally Hunt, general secretary, has said that union strategy is being directed by "bodies outside UCU."

Reversals in Wisconsin

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Governor seeks major benefit cuts for all U. of Wisconsin employees -- and elimination of the newly won right of faculty and academic employees to unionize.

Cast Out in Chicago

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Adjuncts at Columbia College Chicago say that administration's replacement of 100 long-serving instructors, without explanation, is an act of 'war' on their union.

Why They Are Rallying

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Amid national debates over efforts to block collective bargaining in public higher education, union leaders in Ohio talk about the changes they've helped make.

Adjunct Alternative or Union Busting?

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A community college's solution for reliance on adjuncts? Posts with job security for a year, a 7-7 course load, and no chance at tenure. Faculty unions split on the idea.

New Tactic to Kill Faculty Unions

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Ohio Senate passes bill against collective bargaining by public employees -- and applies Yeshiva decision to state colleges and universities.

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