ADMINISTRATIVE JOBS

Amazon expands on-campus program with Purdue U. partnership

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Amazon aims to become the de facto bookstore at Purdue University, and the retailer has more university partnerships in the works.

Forum considers ideas for flexibility in faculty jobs

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Among ideas discussed at conference: Free cleaning service or catering help in return for service work and use of paid sick days to care for aging parents.

Oak Ridge calls off Southern accent 'reduction' class

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Amid criticism from employees, Oak Ridge National Laboratory calls off voluntary Southern accent "reduction" class.

Adjunct union drive hits speedbumps in Twin Cities

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SEIU's drive to organize adjuncts seemed to be picking up steam. Why has it faltered in the Twin Cities?

Some teaching and learning centers have closed after the recession, but field is growing over all

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Some centers dedicated to teaching and learning have closed as a result of budget cuts. But the field is one of growth over all, experts say.

Quinnipiac faculty 'reeling' from rapid cuts

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Quinnipiac professors are still 'reeling' from a rapid-fire round of faculty layoffs and wondering why some faculty jobs are being eliminated even as new ones are being created.

 

Contract renewal for adjunct with criminal past raises academic freedom concerns at Illinois

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Should a history that includes membership in the Symbionese Liberation Army and jail time disqualify one from keeping an adjunct job? Even if the instructor was open about it and received rave teaching reviews?

Oberlin backs down on 'trigger warnings' for professors who teach sensitive material

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Facing widespread faculty opposition, Oberlin drops policy requiring warnings about material that may be upsetting to students. Do students need such cautions?

Faculty salaries are up 2.2% but report sees many financial issues facing professors

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Faculty salaries outpace inflation, according to a new AAUP report, which notes many lingering economic challenges. Plus lists of the institutions with the highest salaries.

Shared governance review at George Washington sheds light on faculty bullies, board chair says

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Board chair at George Washington U. says shared governance policy review shed light on faculty "bullying" of those off the tenure track. But not everyone agrees with his analysis or solutions.

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