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Tempering Tuition Hikes

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Private, nonprofit colleges will hike tuition and fees by an average of 4.5 percent in the coming academic year, outpacing inflation while still holding close to last year’s nearly 40-year low increase rate, according to a survey released Tuesday by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Parenthood Gaps and Premiums

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Research points to varying impacts of faculty careers on having children and of having children on faculty salaries. Males come out more favorably, but not always in expected ways.

Where Are Your Professors?

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While nonprofit colleges are forthcoming with their faculty lists, for-profit institutions are more reluctant -- irking some academic leaders.

What Passes for a Raise Today

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As budget anxieties persist, some universities address years of stagnant wages with one-time salary boosts instead of permanent raises.

Navigating the Health Care Maze

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In response to new law, colleges have a host of decisions -- some potentially expensive -- to make about the future of coverage for employees.

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.

A Shop Divided

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Furor over outspoken adjunct's testimony in Washington highlights rift between tenured and contingent faculty.

Punching In at Kean U.

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University with a history of tensions with its faculty has started requiring professors to file time sheets.

Private Gains, Public Stagnation

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For second year in a row, median gain in faculty salaries at state colleges and universities is zero.

Rallying Back

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Higher education union leaders vow to fight on, despite crushing losses in states.

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