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Retiring Minds Want to Know

How institutions are making voluntary retirement programs work

It’s an increasingly common move by campus officials during challenging economic times: voluntary retirement. Offering these incentives to faculty and staff provides a ready means of reducing personnel costs while not being seen as severe and traumatic as layoffs, salary reductions, and furloughs tend to be.

Although the details of such plans vary from one college to the next, they all rest on the potential for shrinking the workforce during times of static or declining budgets.

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State Lawmakers To Investigate TSU Grading

The state Senate will hold hearings into allegations that officials at Tennessee State University changed more than 100 students’ grades without instructors’ permission.

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Campus Jobs Rise In Recession

The University System of Georgia has added more than 5,000 employees since the start of the Great Recession, pumping up its payroll while the rest of state government eliminated 10,000 jobs.

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Unions For 9 N.J. Colleges Agree To 4-Year Contract

The union representing full-time faculty, librarians and professional staff at nine state colleges and universities in New Jersey has reached a tentative labor contract with the state.

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New CDW-G Survey Finds “Learn Now, Lecture Later” Model Emerging in Education

Teachers and Students Report Shift Away from Lecture-Only Classes, Along with Increased Use of Classroom Technology Compared to Just Two Years Ago

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Student Sues Western Nevada College Over Human Sexuality Class

A student has sued Western Nevada College and one of its instructors, alleging her civil rights were violated in a human sexuality class.

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U of Michigan Forecasts Wave Of Retirements In Next 5 Years

The University of Michigan says the aging of the baby boom generation will bring a wave of retirements in the next 51/2 years, with about one in five of its employees expected to leave.

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Purdue's Pick Of Mitch Daniels Costs $1 Million Gift

Ex-education dean rewrites will to protest appointment of Indiana governor

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Fired CSU Whistle-Blower Gets $100K Settlement

For Justin Schwartz, the Cal State East Bay lecturer who was fired after reporting that a colleague spent thousands of dollars of university money to buy himself high-end sports equipment and climbing lessons, a $100,000 settlement with CSU officially ends the legal dispute with his former employer.

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