FACULTY JOBS

Are colleges being too quick to suspend professors?

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Recent sanctions by colleges against faculty members have some calling for renewed discussion of when a professor should and shouldn't be removed from duty.

Eastern Washington U. adopts a market approach to faculty raises

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Eastern Washington U. and its faculty union agree to base professors' raises on how much above or below the market they are in their disciplines.

 

Texas Christian professor sets off debate with invitation to minority students

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A professor's e-mail to students he thought were minority raises the question of whether help should ever be offered only to that subset of a course's students.

Michigan State suspends professor from teaching following anti-Republican remarks

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Creative writing professor at Michigan State crossed line from free expression to disrespect on the first day of class, administrators say. Faculty advocates say he's entitled to hearing before peers.

Faculty advocates react to Obama's plan for higher ed

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Professors overwhelmingly voted for Obama twice. But five years into his presidency, few faculty leaders are surprised that they disagree strongly with his plan for higher ed reform.

Scholars consider appropriate background to teach women's studies

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Disgraced professor renews the discussion over whether those leading the field should have degrees in it.

U. of Texas president wants faculty input on future of online education

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In report to faculty and students, UT president outlines principles for online education and asks for greater input from professors. 

New AAUP leader will use union background to grow membership

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AAUP's new head administrator, who comes from a union background, signals a focus on getting more faculty members involved.

Retiring professor says he's ready to leave academe and others should, too

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Lots of faculty members are delaying retirement as long as possible. A Penn State political scientist says that's a bad idea -- and sets off debate when he follows through on his idea.

New study shows difficulty of encouraging professors to retire

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A new study backs idea that the end of mandatory retirement significantly changed the way professors finish (or don't finish) their careers.

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