Study explores how universities deploy faculty and link to professors' pay

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Study suggests that number of students taught has relatively little to do with faculty salaries, but that universities act efficiently in allocating resources to teaching and research.

Study looks at impact of adjunct hiring on college spending patterns

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Study suggests the funds institutions gain aren’t going to instruction.

Open-access mega-journal PLOS ONE continues to shrink

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The world's largest scholarly journal, PLOS ONE, is seeing fewer and fewer researchers publish their work in it as the open-access publishing market evolves.

2017 In-and-Out List

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A look at what happened in 2016 and what's to come in 2017 with Inside Higher Ed's fifth annual in-and-out list.

Ph.D. recipients increase in number, job prospects vary, new U.S. data show

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New federal data show American universities awarded a record number of Ph.D.s in 2015.

Faculty members at the University of Wisconsin oppose a proposed change to a new post-tenure review policy

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Wisconsin regents aren’t done changing the way faculty members are evaluated. This time, they are seeking to give administrators independent power over posttenure reviews -- a move faculty groups oppose.

Professor Watchlist receives challenge from new blog: Watch List Redux, where being named is intended as a badge of honor

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Professor Watchlist faces challenge from Watchlist Redux, where being named is intended as a badge of honor and where "radical" applies to Socrates, Jesus and Alan Turing, as well as those singled out today.

University of Illinois wants deal to free state funding

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U of Illinois System and some legislators back plan to end budget impasse by putting limits on tuition increases and out-of-state enrollments.

Book argues that faculty's diminishing influence puts higher education at risk

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Book argues that faculty’s diminishing influence puts higher education at risk. Suggested interventions include changing tenure to save it -- namely by ending it for professors at 70 years of age.

Cornell launches effort to cut administrative red tape, starting with shadow work

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Cornell looks for ways to cut time professors spend on administrative requirements, as opposed to teaching and research.


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