FACULTY JOBS

Vassar faculty members want to reduce their teaching load but some question a plan that would also reduce course offerings

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Vassar professors want to reduce their teaching loads, but some question a new plan to do so at the expense of course offerings.

Encouraging female faculty to publish research

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Texas Tech and Indiana U at Bloomington have developed programs that encourage female faculty members to find more time to publish their research.

Biennial Scholars at Risk gathering focuses on threats to scholars and academic values globally

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The biennial Scholars at Risk gathering focuses on threats to scholars and academic values globally.

University of Washington plan to alleviate salary compression is under fire

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At many colleges, new assistant professors earn close to or even more than long timers. U of Washington is trying to do something about it -- and finding out how hard it is. Among other ideas: countering expensive retention raises with new salary steps subject to approval by one's peers.

Conference at U Chicago poses hard questions about how liberal education can be revived

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Scholars consider how to revive the liberal arts and consider the importance of math and science, impact of hyperspecialization, economic inequality, public attitudes, admissions strategies and more.

Pomona moves to make diversity commitment a tenure requirement

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Pomona changes criteria for evaluating teaching to include whether professors are "attentive to diversity in the student body."

Professor says she was fired over well-intentioned but ill-received class discussion on race

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Professor accused of using a slur -- not against an individual -- during a well-intentioned but ill-received classroom discussion about race fails to earn reappointment to tenure track.

Campus unrest follows tenure denial of innovative, popular faculty member of color

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At Dartmouth, an Asian-American professor receives unanimous English department backing and is rejected at higher levels. The same happened to a black historian at the college. Many see a disturbing pattern.

Syracuse University promenade plan exposes tension between chancellor and faculty

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Professors at Syracuse University fight a plan that they say reflects the wrong priorities at a time of staff buyouts.

Minnesota Faculty Senate ponders policy making free speech 'paramount'

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Minnesota Faculty Senate mulls statement making free speech a “paramount” value, but critics wonder whether the pledge as written condones hate speech. A separate proposed policy would create an on-campus free speech advocate.

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