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President of financially struggling Clarion University says she is 'willing to take a pay cut'

Clarion University's president has talked of late about necessary financial pain being absorbed on her cash-strapped state-owned campus. This morning, Karen Whitney said she is open to accepting some of that pain herself.

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Raises planned as part of Lone Star College budget

The Lone Star College System trustees accepted a 2013-14 budget that includes a 4 percent raise for all full-time employees, as well as an increase in the pay schedule for adjunct instructors, and the addition of 17 instructors at two area campuses.

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University of Connecticut bans faculty-student relationships

Board of Trustees approved its first-ever prohibition after receiving update on investigation of alleged sexual misconduct by professor Robert Miller,a music professor now barred from campus.

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Some higher ed job listings recovering from recession

Communications, sociology listings leading the way

Job listings for Ph.D.'s in the social sciences and humanities continue to recover from low points hit during the Great Recession, says a new report from the American Sociological Association.

Listing for positions in two disciplines, sociology and communications, have even surpassed pre-Recession peaks, according to “On the Road to Recovery: Findings from the ASA 2012-2013 Job Bank Survey.”

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Fat-shaming professor gets to keep his NYU job

Geoffrey Miller, a visiting professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business who ignited a firestorm of criticism with a fat-shaming tweet, did not violate New York University rules governing research, the school said.

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Auburn University targets student diversity, faculty satisfaction in new five-year strategic plan

Auburn University's board of trustees has unanimously approved a new five-year strategic plan to guide the flagship school's direction through 2018 by focusing on five priority areas.

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Who Owns Intellectual Property in the Brave New World of MOOCs?

With the disruptive force and explosive growth of MOOCs, online courses could become more like televised sports and applied research, with a serious emphasis on who owns—and who should profit from—the content. Here are four discussion-opening questions about intellectual property rights today.

The Rights Question

Who owns intellectual property in the brave new world of MOOCs?

Disputes over intellectual property (IP) rights have been around as long as faculty members have been producing ideas. Whether it’s a cure for a disease, a textbook, or even a syllabus, ownership and IP rights are dictated by a policy at every college and university in the United States.

Pay Stub Parking Plan

Managing the demand for employee parking with salary-based parking rates

Clark Kerr, one-time president of the University of California system, once characterized the university as “a series of individual faculty entrepreneurs held together by a common grievance over parking.” It’s a lighthearted definition, but one rooted in truth.

Why You Need a Ped.D

Mention “teacher training” to the typical college professor and his eyebrow will raise like the wing of a raptor. Talons may follow.

College professors are experts in various disciplines—political science, mathematics, the biology of anthropology, the history of technology, and other disciplines from arcane to pedestrian. Teaching ability is universally presumed to accompany expertise in a discipline. Call it pedagogy by osmosis.