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Faculty To Hold No-Confidence Vote In U Of Southern Maine President

University of Southern Maine faculty members are circulating a petition to force a facultywide referendum vote of no confidence in school President Selma Botman.

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Longhorn Network revenues endow faculty chair

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.

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California State U Whistle-Blower Loses Job; Accused Teaches On

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.

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How Much Is a Professor Worth?

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.

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Adjunct Teachers Prop Up Higher Education, Seek Rights

As tuition soared at American colleges and universities in recent decades, so did the number of part-time, non-tenured faculty teaching America's students.

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Leftism At U Of California Leaves Many With Unbalanced Education, Study Says

Especially in humanities, study of classics and rigorous analysis have been replaced by advocacy and teaching about minorities' grievances, a conservative group says. UC provost disputes the findings.

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Feedback From Students Becomes A Campus Staple, But Some Go Further

Every other Monday, right before class ends, Muhammad Zaman, a Boston University biomedical engineering professor, hands out a one-page form asking students to anonymously rate him and the course on a scale of one to five.

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"A Learning-Centered Approach to Faculty Development" at UBTech2012

With a laser focus on student learning, institutions must refocus and recommit to their teaching & learning missions, effectively utilize learning outcomes data, support and reward classroom innovation, and make public their efforts in the form of scholarship of teaching & learning.

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Colleges More Often Hiring Part-Timers

When college administrators explain why they hire part-time faculty, instead of pricier full-timers, they often conjure images of instructors such as Kim Rensing, who teaches criminology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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Faculty And Students Abhor Community-College Protest Rules In Seattle

Seattle Community College District students and faculty voiced their opposition Tuesday to a proposal that would restrict student protests to certain times and locations.

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