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June, Audrey Williams – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
When professors in positions that offer no chance of earning tenure begin to stack the faculty, campus dynamics start to change. Growing numbers of adjuncts make themselves more visible. They push for roles in governance, better pay and working conditions, and recognition for work well done. And they do so at institutions where tenured faculty,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Job Security, English Departments
June, Audrey Williams – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Scholars who teach composition, a staple on the schedule of many a college freshman, often wind up stringing together a series of adjunct teaching jobs while keeping an eye out for that first step on the golden track to tenure. This article reports on a group of 20 people hired by St. John's University to teach in its first-year writing program,…
Descriptors: Tenure, Freshman Composition, College Faculty, Personnel Policy
June, Audrey Williams – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Graduate students face an array of choices when evaluating compensation-and-benefits packages that make comparisons difficult. A "Chronicle" survey shows that the offers to teaching assistants and research assistants vary widely. Some institutions cover 100 percent of graduate students' tuition, while others waive only a portion. It is possible to…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Research Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Student Employment
June, Audrey Williams – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2006
A key part of the compensation package for some college and university presidents is money that they do not receive in their paychecks. Formally known as deferred compensation, such payments can take many forms, including supplemental retirement pay, severance pay, or even bonuses. With large institutions leading the way, deferred compensation has…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Fringe Benefits, Higher Education, Compensation (Remuneration)