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New approach for gauging quality of teacher education programs

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A new national commission will set accrediting standards for schools of education, with the hope of producing better, more well-rounded teachers.

Half of all tenure-track faculty in STEM fields leave in 11 years

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Research universities must replace half their STEM professors every 11 years, according to a new study.

Essay puts spotlight on uneasy relationships between faculty and adopted states

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Iowa professor's critique of small town life in his adopted state reflects tensions many faculty members overcome as they take jobs in places they never imagined would be home.

Faculty opposition ends Republican politician's bid to teach business course

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Tom Emmer, who lost race for governor in Minnesota last year, loses shot at teaching spot at Hamline University, too. The reason, he says: his conservative views.

Proposed adjunct union at Seattle U. passes NLRB eligibility review

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In the first ruling following an N.L.R.B. shift, board director finds that Seattle U.'s Catholic status does not preclude adjunct collective bargaining.

UW-Madison chancellor comes under fire for comments about how she matches outside faculty offers

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UW-Madison chancellor comes under fire for recently admitting she matches outside faculty offers with course load reductions. Is there anything wrong with the practice?

U. Tennessee System backtracks on 'de-tenure' language

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U. of Tennessee walks back -- at least in terminology -- from a proposal to "de-tenure" faculty members as part of new business plan. But the policy idea may well remain alive.

MLA report shows declines in enrollment in most foreign languages

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MLA report shows 6.7 percent drop in language enrollments after decades of growth.

Essay on importance of working a little fun into your academic work schedule

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You don't need to spend every waking minute on work, and doing so may not help you achieve your goals, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Union sets 'aspirational goal' for adjunct pay

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It's widely acknowledged that adjunct instructors are underpaid, but just how much do they deserve? A new union proposal shocks some, but others say it's appropriate.

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