Academic administration

Essay on defining 'alt-ac' for new Ph.D. job searches

The Alt-Ac Track

To do an alt-ac search, you need to know the possibilities that are out there, write Brenda Bethman and Shaun Longstreet.

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Ohio public institutions consider creating adjunct referral system

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As colleges cut hours of part-time instructors, would recommending favorites to nearby institutions be a good reward for them -- or would it simply give the institutions more power over non-tenure-track faculty?

New study links student motivations for going to college to their success

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New study suggests that the reasons students seek a higher education can have a big impact on their grades and likelihood of staying enrolled.

Essay on the value of the alt-ac community

The Alt-Ac Track

A new round of debate over the job market for traditional academic positions illustrates why it's time to recognize the alt-ac community on campuses, write Brenda Bethman and C. Shaun Longstreet.

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New study challenges popular perceptions of AP

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A new study by a Stanford-affiliated researcher questions several assertions made by advocates for the Advanced Placement exam.

Florida Atlantic reprimands professor over his blog

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Florida Atlantic U. tells professor who expresses doubts about the Newtown massacre that he hasn't done enough to avoid being identified with the university.

Essay responds to an open letter from gay professor at Christian college

The provost of a Christian college responds to a letter from a faculty member unable to be open about issues of sexuality while remaining employed.

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Essay on telling your dissertation chair that you may not want to go into academe

The Alt-Ac Track

Shaun Longstreet and Brenda Bethman discuss how to tell your doctoral adviser that you may not want a career in academe.

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