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Berkeley tries to track and address salary gaps among professors

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A Berkeley analysis of disparities by race and gender in faculty salaries raises key questions: Which gaps matter? Why do gaps vary? What can be done to eliminate them?

'Drafting error,' or gubernatorial assault on expansive view of higher ed in Wisconsin

Governor Scott Walker, following a day of criticism, said he erroneously tried to end the search for truth and efforts to improve the human condition in a bill that would define the University of Wisconsin's mission.

Rutgers-Camden law dean asks students to stop talking about women professors' attire in teaching evaluations

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Rutgers-Camden law dean calls out students for comments on women professors' attire in teaching evaluations.

Purdue's president and faculty clash over student learning assessment

Purdue's politician turned president wants a nationally normed measure of what students learn -- and he's tired of waiting. Professors want meaningful assessment but aren't sold on standardized exams.

Arizona State U. backs down from some details of a controversial plan for writing instructors

Arizona State, facing criticism, agrees to pay more to some composition instructors assigned extra sections. But the university refuses to back down on courseloads that violate disciplinary standards.

Historians discuss ways to engage students on Ferguson protests

At annual meeting, historians discuss ways to engage students on protests in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere.

Marquette professor who blogged about a TA's decisions in class is suspended with pay, pending inquiry

The Marquette U. professor who criticized a TA's teaching on his personal blog is suspended, pending a university investigation into his conduct. 

Arizona State tells non-tenure-track writing instructors to teach an extra course each semester

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Arizona State tells non-tenure-track English instructors to shift from 4-4 to 5-5 course load, without increase in compensation and in violation of professional codes on how many writing students one can effectively teach.

New report argues for better mentoring, pay, and career progression for postdocs

National Academies report sees system in disarray and calls for better pay, more mentoring and speedier path to their own labs.

Number of Ph.D.s awarded climbs; recipients' job prospects dropping

American production of Ph.D.s continues to grow, even as the degree recipients' job prospects appear to wane, federal data show.

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