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More Southern Illinois U-Carbondale Professors Threaten Strike

Illinois' budget woes have placed heavy constrictions on the state's higher education system, putting professors' contracts in jeopardy and portending layoffs.

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Rutgers University Students Protest Pay Freeze For Campus Workers

Five months after Rutgers University undergraduates staged a two-day sit in to protest tuition hikes, students returned to the campus administration building in New Brunswick today to stage another protest.

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Union At Madison Area Technical College Looks For Options

The leaders of the Madison Area Technical College Part-Time Teachers' Union are proposing to dissolve the union, creating in its place a private corporation that would contract with the college to provide instructors and administrative functions.

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College Union Workers Object To ‘Bonuses’

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system union workers say this is not the time to pay top officials bonuses and high salaries.

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Discord in Wisconsin and Ohio

At some public universities, giving collective bargaining rights to faculty has become part of the shared governance equation. That equation changed this past winter in Wisconsin and Ohio, as newly-elected governors and state legislatures enacted laws cutting the benefits of all public employees—university faculty among them—and eliminated most collective bargaining rights.

What Ever Happened to Shared Governance?

Twenty-first century challenges are threatening a bastion of faculty power and pride.

The idea that faculty members are uniquely qualified to determine the direction, standards, and practices of the institutions at which they teach and do research has been a tenet in higher education. At many colleges and universities, the faculty has almost sole responsibility for hiring, promoting, and granting tenure to its own.

What Ever Happened to Shared Governance?

Twenty-first century challenges are threatening a bastion of faculty power and pride.

The idea that faculty members are uniquely qualified to determine the direction, standards, and practices of the institutions at which they teach and do research has been a tenet in higher education. At many colleges and universities, the faculty has almost sole responsibility for hiring, promoting, and granting tenure to its own.

Better Days Ahead

Boosting employee morale and helping staff cope with stagnant or decreasing salaries.

Steep budget cuts. Skyrocketing health care costs. Layoffs. Furlough programs. As if that wasn't enough to deal with, colleges and universities around the country are facing a new challenge: how to reduce the frustration, dissatisfaction, or even anger felt by employees who haven't received a pay raise in several years.

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