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Did Utah Valley University Fire Business Prof For Being Too Tough?

Business scholar Steven Maranville left a tenured appointment with the University of Houston to teach at Utah Valley University two years ago, but officials fired him after a one-year probationary period when they concluded his teaching did not suit their students.

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Some University Profs Get Six-Figure Salaries, State Database Shows

Some professors at Florida’s public universities make more than $500,000 a year, according to a database posted by Gov. Rick Scott, a move that angered faculty members.

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Eastern Conn. State Highest In Minority Faculty

A new study of faculty at universities nationwide says Eastern Connecticut State University has the largest percentage of minority teachers among Connecticut colleges and universities.

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Central Washington U President To Get $500,000 Incentive Pay

Central Washington University President James Gaudino will earn $500,000 in incentive pay if he stays with the university for five more years, under a contract renewal approved this month by the school's trustees.

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Kalamazoo Valley Community College Faculty Salaries And Healthcare Costs On The Rise

Kalamazoo Valley Community College faculty members are getting pay raises — but their healthcare costs are rising, too.

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First, Catch Your Faculty-A Recipe for Excellence

Is there a foolproof recipe for academic success? Philip Altbach and Jamil Salmi, the co-authors of “The Road to Academic Excellence,” a new study of what makes for a “world-class research university,” suggest there just might be.

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Texas A&M Researcher Wards Off Heat in Lab and on Campus

Prof. Jaime Grunlan is the ideal candidate for the new task he took on this year: outspoken defender of a faculty that felt bombarded by criticism in the midst of a controversy over the value of academic research and the future of higher education in Texas.

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UConn, Other Schools Lose Dozens To Retirement

A new report says more than 160 employees of Connecticut colleges and universities retired over the last 10 months, including 61 UConn professors and dozens of community college employees.

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Professor Who Told Stuttering Student Not To Speak Acted Inappropriately, County College Of Morris Officials Say

The County College of Morris acknowledged today that an adjunct history professor acted improperly when she told a stuttering student not to speak in class because he was "infringing on other students’ time."

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National Group To Scrutinize University of Louisiana System's Policies For Eliminating Courses And Sacking Tenured Faculty

Professing concern over what it described as the University of Louisiana System's policies for discontinuing courses and firing tenured teachers, a national organization of professors has launched an investigation.

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