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Curtis, John W.; Thornton, Saranna – Academe, 2013
This article presents the annual report on the economic status of the profession. This year's report covers three main issues--all perennial problems, but with new analysis based on the latest data--in addition to summarizing the current results from the annual American Association of University Professors (AAUP) survey of full-time faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Employment Level, Economic Status, Annual Reports
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Greenberg, Daniel S. – Academe, 2010
New rules are coming for sanitizing conflicts of interest in research financed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), dispenser of the government's biggest budget for civilian science, some $31 billion this year. The conflicted need not fear. The draft rules, soon to be made final, continue the NIH's longtime practice of trust but don't…
Descriptors: Conflict of Interest, Researchers, Federal Aid, Case Studies
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Wilson, David McKay – Academe, 2010
This article discusses academic freedom that is currently under threat at many public two-year schools, which serve almost one-half of the nation's first-year college students. The growing reliance on part-time faculty exacerbates the problem, with many adjuncts feeling muzzled for fear of losing their jobs. The problem of academic freedom at…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Academic Freedom, Community Colleges
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Dubrow, Greg; Moseley, Bryan; Dustin, Daniel – Academe, 2006
The term "mission creep" was originally coined nearly a hundred years ago to describe the gradual process by which a military mission's stated methods and goals change, and recently the term has been applied to incremental organizational changes. In this article, the term is used to describe what happens when a teaching-oriented college or…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Professional Development, Faculty College Relationship, College Administration
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Dalke, Anne; Grobstein, Paul; McCormack, Elizabeth – Academe, 2006
Interdisciplinary conversations are fast becoming a central feature of academic and intellectual life. In this article, the authors present the different perspectives of a literary scholar, a biologist, and a physicist, as well as the voices of other professionals in other disciplines who have worked together under the auspices of the six-year-old…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Interdisciplinary Approach, Group Dynamics, Brainstorming
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Wegner, Judith Welch – Academe, 2006
In this article, the author describes how UNC Chapel Hill addresses the underlying conflicts between faith and reason in the wake of violence. In an effort to seek ways to improve the potential for respectful exchange of ideas on campus, the author, who works with faculty council, leaders, and colleagues, proposes a multifaceted strategy for…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Violence, Student Attitudes, College Faculty
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Gerber, Larry G. – Academe, 2005
For the last several years, Auburn University has been at the center of controversy over its governance practices. In April 2001, soon after the board of trustees abruptly fired popular president William V. Muse, representatives of the University Senate, the Student Government Association, and the Alumni Association jointly filed a complaint with…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Governing Boards, Meetings, Universities
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Quinn, Kate; Lange, Sheila Edwards; Olswang, Steven G. – Academe, 2004
Institutions of higher education nationwide have been adopting policies to help faculty members with primary caregiving roles to attain tenure, and much research has been devoted to their effectiveness. The range of policies and programs has expanded dramatically since the 1970s. Among the options now available are family leave, elder-care…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Personnel Policy, Research Universities, College Faculty
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Mason, Henry L.; Schatzki, George – Academe, 1983
A summary of the 1982 Sonoma State University case of dismissal of 24 tenured faculty members for financial reasons provides background regarding financial exigency, faculty participation in decisions leading to the layoff, provision for individual hearings, notice, efforts to reinstate and relocate, and teaching service areas. (MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, College Faculty, Decision Making
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Sedgwick, Alexander; Lowery, Barbara – Academe, 1983
The course of enrollments, events, and decision-making leading up to the 1980 dismissal of five faculty at Goucher College is outlined in terms of: financial exigency, termination of tenured appointments, ruptures in due process and faculty participation, and absence of a decision for program discontinuance. (MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, College Faculty, Contracts
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Patterson, J. W.; Vandersall, Amy L. – Academe, 1983
The 1979 dismissals of three art department members, one tenured, are chronicled and examined. At issue were procedures for providing reasons upon request and opportunity for appropriate review, and breech of academic freedom in a professional dispute. Lack of a meaningful role for faculty in academic government is also discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Administrative Policy, Case Studies, College Faculty
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Young, Stanley J.; Kaufman, Marjorie R. – Academe, 1983
The 1980 dismissal of a faculty member after 13 years of service is examined. Issues include dismissal without statement of cause, opportunity for a hearing, or other safeguards of due process, the individual's allegation that union activities were a cause of his dismissal, and current inadequate tenure regulations of the college. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Case Studies, College Faculty, Contracts
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Vaughan, Terry Wilson – Academe, 1991
Experience with the frequent change in spaces used for design studios at the University of Pennsylvania's undergraduate Design of the Environment program illustrates how the need for efficient space utilization can lead to a creative process of uncovering unforeseen possibilities in teaching, learning, and living together. (MSE)
Descriptors: Campus Planning, Case Studies, Classroom Environment, College Buildings
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Findley, Lisa R. – Academe, 1991
Arizona State University's school of architecture has extended itself into the community in several ways: formation of an advisory board of practicing architectural professionals; a joint university/city urban design studio; faculty participation on many design review boards; and recruitment and selection of internationally recognized architects…
Descriptors: Architectural Character, Architectural Education, Building Design, Case Studies
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Miller, Gerald Ray – Academe, 1993
A University of Maryland at College Park faculty member describes the recent retrenchment process, focusing on the role of the faculty senate and the academic planning advisory committee in decision making. The administration is credited with conducting an open and decisive process. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Case Studies, College Administration, College Faculty
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