02 avril 2019

Elon University Adjuncts Unionize

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Adjunct professors at Elon University voted to form a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union, 112 to 68, the News & Record reported. More...

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Political ‘Litmus Tests’ in Florida

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The bill, HB 839, passed a House panel last week, amid opposition from Democrats who expressed concern about how the survey data would be used. A similar bill has been proposed in the Florida Senate. More...

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Expansion Plans Could Mean More Faculty Housing at Stanford

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Santa Clara County may require Stanford University to nearly quadruple its planned number of employee housing units to secure permission for a campus expansion, The Almanac reported. Stanford wants to build up to 2.3 million square feet of new academic space, 2,600 student beds and 550 units of housing for faculty and staff members. More...

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Big Buyouts at U of Akron

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The University of Akron will offer to buy out 47 percent of its faculty, according to Cleveland.com. The deal is 100 percent of 2019-20 base bay, paid out in two installments, with a separation date of May 2020. More...

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Half of the Women in the Field

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Survey of economics association members finds 48 percent of women have been discriminated against on the basis of sex within the last 10 years. Findings on nonwhite, disabled and LGBTQ economists are concerning, too. More...

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Grad Assistants Strike at U Illinois Chicago

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Graduate student assistants at the University of Illinois at Chicago went on strike Tuesday over stalled contract negotiations. “Despite being highly educated professionals providing skilled labor for a multibillion-dollar institution, [campus] grad workers live on the edge of poverty,” the American Federation of Teachers-affiliated graduate student union, Graduate Employees Organization, said in a statement. More...

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The Unpaid Adjunct Ad That Wasn't (?)

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign got skewered on social media Tuesday for advertising “0 percent, [full-time equivalent], unpaid” adjunct faculty positions in social work, human behavior and social environment, and related areas. More...

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Death Knell for Trigger Warnings?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Trigger warnings don’t help students, and they might even hurt those grappling with serious trauma. That’s the upshot of a new study on trigger warnings published in Clinical Psychological Science. More...

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Paid Vacation for Grad Assistants

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Boston U formalizes a graduate student leave policy allowing year-round stipend recipients 10 days off. More...

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A Scientist's Anti-Gay Art Criticism

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Cardiologist loses journal editorship over homophobic comments he made to a local ballet but hangs on to his faculty job. He's reportedly defended his words, saying that his personal views have no bearing on his professional capabilities. More...

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