The American system of awarding doctorates and producing professors is a mess. On that, the disparate voices on a high-powered MLA panel on reforming the Ph.D. agreed Monday night.
The U. of California is considering a policy that might make part-time faculty careers -- before and after tenure -- more viable than ever before.
Graduate instructors at Michigan take a day off to force concessions at the bargaining table. University officials are unfazed.
The Radical Caucus wants the MLA to do more to protect the labor rights of grad students and adjuncts.
The MLA's Delegate Assembly endorsed two proposals to bolster, in small ways, the status of "contingent" instructors.
Study of salaries at four-year colleges finds raises in 2004-5 much better than last year's average of 2.1%.
Community college administrators share ideas about how to better train and motivate part-time professors.
Teaching assistants at Columbia and Yale vote to strike; students walk out of classes at Emerson to back faculty union.
Leaders of the AFT's college unions plan opposition to David Horowitz, cooperation with the NEA, and new organizing efforts.
A poll of non-union faculty members suggests potential to expand collective bargaining at colleges and challenges facing organizing drives.
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