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2008-08-26 03:00:49

By Krebs, Paula M Class issues are among the most complicated for faculty and students in academe. In the September-October 2006 issue of Academe, we ran a cluster of articles about working-class faculty, students, and staff, and it attracted a good deal of attention. In this issue, three different faculty authors take on the related question of first-generation college students. The most moving article in the issue is Scott M. Fisher's "Maria's Rainbow," which asks whether we are cheating...

2008-08-26 03:00:49

By Rich, Grant J Something for Everyone The Academic's Handbook, 3rd ed. A. Leigh Deneef and Craufurd D. Goodwin, eds. Durham, N. C: Duke University Press, 2008 REVIEWED BY GRANT J. RIDH How-to manuals of the sort one frequently encounters in creative writing courses or for dissertation writers are often disappointing. One sometimes leaves such volumes with the sense that time would have been better spent reading great fiction rather than second- rate primers about how to write great...

2008-08-26 03:00:49

By Marthers, Paul Parker, Jeff How do liberal arts colleges decide what to pay new faculty? Do liberal arts colleges act like research universities when they seek to appoint new faculty members? Evidence shows that research universities bid aggressively for talent, using discretionary salary policies to achieve a diverse professoriate, appoint research stars, and fill vacancies in fields where market forces require differential salaries. As researchers like Ronald Ehrenberg of Cornell's...

2008-08-26 03:00:48

By Plater, William M WE NEED A NEW VISION IF WE WANT TO CREATE A POSITIVE FUTURE FOR THE FACULTY. Not long ago, most academic insiders felt confident in saying, "the faculty are the university." The faculty may still be the university, but who are the faculty? From public community colleges to private research universities, America has created the most powerful machine for the development of human capital in the history of the world. Yet an unattended change in our academic workforce puts...

2008-08-26 03:00:48

By Brown, Kevin Let's stop telling graduate students that all jobs have the same publishing expectations. We toss around the phrase "publish or perish" without thought these days, especially in the humanities. Certainly, we tell our master's and doctoral students that, should they pursue an academic career, they will be expected to present papers at conferences, publish journal articles, and, to receive tenure, produce a monograph before their sixth year as a faculty member. Even many of us...

2008-08-06 15:00:46

By Scott Travis, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 6--Florida's budget-strapped universities may deteriorate in quality as other states siphon off the most talented faculty, a top education official says. Mark Rosenberg, chancellor of the State University System, is recommending that the Legislature allocate $65.4 million to help stop "brain drain." This would mean a 4 percent raise for all faculty if spread evenly across the board. The Board of Governors, the policy-making board for...

2008-08-06 03:00:47

By Scott Travis, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 6--Florida's budget-strapped universities may deteriorate in quality as other states siphon off the most talented faculty, a top education official says. Mark Rosenberg, chancellor of the State University System, is recommending that the Legislature allocate $65.4 million to help stop "brain drain." This would mean a 4 percent raise for all faculty if spread evenly across the board. The Board of Governors, the policy-making board for...

2008-07-31 15:00:53

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Cynthia Williams of Kent State University Stark Campus, +1-330-244-3262 NORTH CANTON, Ohio, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --After spending six years teaching, writing research projects, presenting papers and surviving stressful reviews with department heads, the faculty who finally attain tenure - a major achievement in higher education - receive a generic letter from the university administrator for this momentous occasion. To Betsy V. Boze, dean of Kent...

2008-07-31 12:00:55

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After spending six years teaching, writing research projects, presenting papers and surviving stressful reviews with department heads, the faculty who finally attain tenure - a major achievement in higher education - receive a generic letter from the university administrator for this momentous occasion. To Betsy V. Boze, dean of Kent State University Stark, the largest Regional Campus in the Kent State University network, this simply...

2008-07-04 06:00:31

By Patricia Cohen When Michael Olneck was standing, arms linked with other protesters, singing "We Shall Not Be Moved" in front of Columbia University's library in 1968, Sara Goldrick-Rab had not yet been born. When he won tenure at the University of Wisconsin here in 1980, she was 3. And in January, when he retires at 62, Goldrick-Rab will be just across the hall, working to earn a permanent spot on the same faculty from which he is departing. Together, these Midwestern academics, one...


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