22 juillet 2018

Non-Tenure-Track Fordham Instructors Win Big Raises

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Fordham University’s adjunct and full-time, non-tenure-track faculty union voted to ratify their first contract, they announced Wednesday. More...

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Captain Kirk vs. 2 Professors

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. William Shatner unleashes on academics on Twitter after he criticizes librarians' recent decision to rename an award named after Laura Ingalls Wilder. More...

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Qualification: Ph.D. Compensation: $15/Hour

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Fifteen dollars per hour is the new target minimum wage among many labor activists, and North Carolina just became the first state to introduce a $15 minimum wage for state workers. But shouldn’t Ph.D.s earn more than that? That’s what many on Twitter said this week, not so politely, after the Social Science Research Network posted an ad for a part-time, work-from-home job reviewing and classifying article abstracts for online journals about transportation. More...

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George Mason Student Group Loses Open-Records Suit

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A Virginia circuit court on Thursday ruled against a George Mason University student group seeking access to donor agreements between a university foundation and the Charles Koch Foundation. More...

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Where Historians Work

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The American Historical Association this week launches Where Historians Work, an online tool tracking career outcomes for the more than 8,500 historians who earned their Ph.D.s at U.S. institutions between 2004 and 2014. More...

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Divided Wisconsin Supreme Court Backs Marquette Faculty Blogger

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Wisconsin Supreme Court sides with a Marquette professor in a widely followed case involving academic freedom and professional responsibilities toward students. More...

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When Faculty Lines Pay for Themselves

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Facing a budget cut and clogged general education courses, Stephen F. Austin optimized its course schedule to add faculty lines that paid for themselves, and then some. More...

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Another Suit Challenging Unions

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A professor of political science at St. Cloud State University sued the institution and its faculty union Friday, arguing that forcing her to pay union fees violates her First Amendment rights in light of a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Star Tribune reported. More...

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Whose Medieval Studies?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Medieval studies groups say a major conference is trying to limit the number of diverse voices and topics. The debate is part of a bigger fight over whether medieval studies should remain a fundamentally European field. More...

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Dixie State Reinstates Professor Accused of Gossiping

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Ken Peterson, a professor of music at Dixie State University who was terminated earlier this year for alleged violations of university confidentiality policies, will be reinstated, following a Utah System of Higher Education decision in his favor, the St. George News reported. More...

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