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Penn State backs down on health insurance requirements that set off faculty revolt

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Amid faculty uproar, university abandons requirement that those who don't comply with annual health testing -- and complete a detailed health profile -- pay $100 a month.

Survey finds most colleges undecided on adjunct hours

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Most colleges don't plan to alter use of those off tenure-track and haven't figured out how to decide if coverage would be required under the Affordable Care Act, survey finds.

College faulted for not considering childbirth a legitimate reason to miss class

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Complaint says college violated Title IX by refusing to allow a student dealing with a high-risk pregnancy and delivery to miss some classes without penalty.

Penn State announces new health insurance surcharges for smokers, others

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Penn State angered faculty when it mandated biometric tests for those on health insurance. Now it's charging extra to those who use tobacco. Faculty members -- including those who don't smoke -- are furious.

Why networking matters, and tips for reaching out (essay)

Trenda Boyum-Breen offers advice on forging relationships that can help you do your current job or prepare for your next one.

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How will colleges respond to extra year on health insurance requirement?

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Could delay in health coverage requirement change the way many colleges have been limiting adjunct hours?

San Jose students protest failure of university to punish faculty member who admitted to touching a female student

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After learning that a faculty member at San Jose State was found by the university to have inappropriately touched a student, many want to know why he's still teaching.

College offers health insurance coverage to some adjuncts ahead of new regulations

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While other colleges have cut adjuncts' hours to avoid insurance mandates ahead of the Affordable Care Act taking effect, College of DuPage is offering some adjuncts coverage under a new "lecturer" designation.

Tapping into the potential of late-career professors (essay)

Senior faculty members are one of higher education's overlooked assets -- one that colleges and universities can no longer afford to underappreciate, write Roger Baldwin and Michael Zeig.

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More institutions cap adjuncts' hours in anticipation of federal guidelines

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More institutions limit adjuncts' hours in anticipation of federal guidelines, but advocacy groups warn that such moves are premature.

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