Professors

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A new contract at Temple will make tenure harder to get -- and provide new benefits for full-timers off the tenure track.

A Real Option

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The U. of California is considering a policy that might make part-time faculty careers -- before and after tenure -- more viable than ever before.

Faculty Salaries Up 3.2%

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Study of salaries at four-year colleges finds raises in 2004-5 much better than last year's average of 2.1%.

A Focus on Adjuncts

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Community college administrators share ideas about how to better train and motivate part-time professors.

Pickets and Protests

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Teaching assistants at Columbia and Yale vote to strike; students walk out of classes at Emerson to back faculty union.

Playing Defense and Offense

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Leaders of the AFT's college unions plan opposition to David Horowitz, cooperation with the NEA, and new organizing efforts.

Will Professors Sign Up?

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A poll of non-union faculty members suggests potential to expand collective bargaining at colleges and challenges facing organizing drives.

Modest Increases

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The average salary for a full-time faculty member at a community college is just over $52,134 this academic year, up from $50,998 a year ago.

British Professors Reconsider Boycott of Israel

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Facing growing international criticism, a union will hold another vote

'Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money'

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The "preoccupation with money" is eroding the values of higher education, argues a new book: Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money, published in April by the University of Virginia Press. The authors -- James Engell and Anthony Dangerfield -- question the endowment obsession of presidents, the rating obsession of admissions officers, and the career obsession of students.

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