FACULTY JOBS

With writing, study finds, quality of assignment and instruction -- not quantity -- matters

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New study suggests that when it comes to writing assignments and instruction, quality -- not quantity -- matters most.

Survey sheds new light on faculty attitudes and experiences toward trigger warnings

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Survey of literature and arts professors finds 60 percent see the practice as harmful to academic freedom -- although many favor general descriptions on a syllabus, even as they avoid labeling particular works.

Student activists want more black faculty members. But how realistic are some of their goals?

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Student protesters on a number of campuses want to see many more black faculty members. But how realistic are some of their goals?

Montana State U Faculty Senate rejects proposed hospitality program

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Montana State professors take stand against a new vocational program -- despite strong administration and industry support -- questioning the kinds of jobs it would produce and the impact on core academic fields.

Study suggests instructional spending leads to better student employment outcomes

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Study suggests that instructional spending pays off in the long run, in terms of student employment outcomes.

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.

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