Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 04/08/2012 - 7:04pm
The competition among research universities for top faculty is always tough no matter the department, but recruiting professors in fields that also offer high-paying jobs in the private industry can be doubly challenging, say officials at the University of Iowa.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 5:51pm
Yale announced a year ago that it was creating the “first new college to bear the Yale name in 300 years” at the National University of Singapore, and last week, after reviewing 2,500 applications, it sent out the first handful of faculty job offers for Yale-N.U.S. College.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 9:57pm
A state senator who is pushing a bill to require more public disclosure of waste and fraud at tax-funded agencies has called on California State University to stop retaliating against employees who report such abuses.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 8:54pm
The University of Texas said today that it has allocated $1 million from Longhorn Network revenues to create an endowed chair in Latin American art history and criticism. Professor Andrea Giunta in the College of Fine Arts has been appointed to the chair.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 8:50pm
Justin Schwartz, a lecturer at Cal State East Bay in 2009, told his bosses that a colleague in the recreation department was spending thousands of dollars of university money to buy himself a $4,000 bicycle, passes at a climbing gym, sailing equipment and paragliding lessons while claiming they were for classes he taught.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 8:49pm
How much is a professor worth? It might help to know what professors are actually paid and how that figure compares with other salaries — and with the salaries of academics in other countries. But as Philip Altbach and his colleagues at the Center for International Higher Education discovered, such questions are a lot easier to ask than to answer.