24 novembre 2017

Paying for the Job Search

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Fordham’s English department is giving those finishing doctorates $4,500 each to help with the many costs associated with finding a position. More...

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Not So Cold Cases, After All

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. As more and more sexual harassment cases involving faculty members come to light, a significant share of them date back 10, 20 and even 30 years. More...

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Calling Off a Classic

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Knox College in Illinois this week canceled a planned production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan, based on student protests that it is racially insensitive. More...

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Withering Humanities Jobs

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Full-time jobs in English and languages continue to decline, reaching a new low, says preliminary annual jobs report from the Modern Language Association. More...

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Doing Away With Departments

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The new chancellor of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale has big plans to eliminate all departments across campus, in the name of “synergy” and cost savings. But many professors question his motives and doubt it’s the right move. More...

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Past Becomes Present

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Boston U moves to terminate professor after high-profile investigation into claims that he harassed a former graduate student in Antarctica in 1999. More...

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GAO Report on Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The Government Accountability Office on Monday released a report called “Contingent Workforce: Size, Characteristics, Compensation and Work Experiences of Adjunct and Other Non-Tenure-Track Faculty.” The paper follows up on a 2015 GAO report that found instructors off the tenure track earn less and have less stable positions than their tenure-track and tenured counterparts. More...

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AAUP Files Brief in Challenge to Campus Carry

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The American Association of University Professors filed a joint amicus brief this week in support of a legal challenge to a Texas law permitting handguns on public college and university campuses, including classrooms. AAUP and its partners for the brief, the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, say that the law and corresponding campus policies violate faculty members’ academic freedom, since instructors may fear discussing controversial topics with guns in the classroom. The brief pertains to a case brought by several faculty members at the University of Texas at Austin who argued the same. More...

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Supporting Undergraduate Teaching Improvement

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences this week released the fourth and final paper from its Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education, called “Policies and Practices to Support Undergraduate Teaching Improvement.” The paper says that institutions are increasingly under social, economic and political pressure — just not pressure to improve undergraduate teaching. More...

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Fordham Non-Tenure-Track Professors and Postdocs Vote to Form Union

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Non-tenure-track faculty members — adjuncts, full-timers and postdoctoral fellows — at Fordham University voted 16-to-1 to form a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union, they announced Tuesday. More...

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