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June, Audrey Williams – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
A growing proportion of the nation's professors are at the same point in their career: still working, but with the end of their careers in sight. Their tendency to remain on the job as long as their work is enjoyable--or, during economic downturns, long enough to make sure they have enough money to live on in retirement--has led the professoriate…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Retirement, Expertise, Aging (Individuals)
June, Audrey Williams – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Faculty pay has been battered by the deepening national recession, but one cannot tell that from the American Association of University Professors' new annual report on the economic status of the profession. The average salary of a full-time faculty member rose 3.4% in 2008-2009, it says, a rate well above inflation. That would be good news, but…
Descriptors: Salaries, Economic Climate, College Faculty, Tenure
June, Audrey Williams – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Greensboro College has many of the intimate hallmarks of a small, private, liberal-arts college. Professors give their cellphone numbers to students and routinely provide extra help to those who need it. Classes at the North Carolina institution average 14 people. One of the students featured on the college Web site is a biology major who plays on…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Job Layoff, Institutional Survival, Retrenchment