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Florida community college to consider salary bids from potential faculty members

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One, two, three -- sold to the lowest bidder? State College of Florida at Manatee-Sarasota is considering making faculty hiring decisions based in part on how low an instructor is willing to go on salary.

Wartburg College and other liberal arts institutions make drastic cuts, challenging their identities as liberal institutions.

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When a college eliminates its only positions for philosophy and American literature, but adds a slot for music therapy, has it changed its mission?

Dispute on required math textbook escalates into broader debate about costs and academic freedom

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Reprimand for faculty member who assigned less expensive options than his department's preference (book by two of its own) sets off debate on academic freedom and expensive books.

NLRB returns to issue of graduate student unions at private institutions

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Board agrees to review issue of whether teaching assistants at private nonprofit universities are entitled to collective bargaining.

U of California to examine deadlines for disciplining professors in harassment cases

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In wake of scandal, U of California will re-examine deadline for taking disciplinary actions against faculty members found guilty of harassment, pointing to larger debate over statute-of-limitation-like policies in such cases.

Berkeley astronomer resigns over sexual harassment investigation

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When Berkeley didn't fire an astronomer it found to have mistreated female students for years, his colleagues took steps to force him out.

Connecticut State U professors see administration proposal as an attack on tenure

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Connecticut State U professors say proposals for their new union contract, including the transfer of tenured faculty members to another university and expanding the grounds for dismissing tenured professors, read like an attack on their rights.

Big ideas-oriented science is exciting, but will recent initiatives live up to the hype?

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Big, ideas-oriented research is exciting, but will recent, costly initiatives live up to the hype?

Incident at Mount Holyoke renews debate on talking about race in classrooms

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A professor at Mount Holyoke asked his students to name slurs that might have been used against groups of which they are members. The college helped seven students switch sections, but now one student has gone public with the incident.

Why do some faculty members sign loyalty oaths without issue?

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In light of a recent high-profile faculty resignation at Phoenix College, some are asking why other professors asked to sign loyalty oaths don't object.

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