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Survey Finds Continued Lack of Institutional Support for Part-Time Faculty

Kevin Eagan | Posted 01.13.2015 | College
Kevin Eagan

As the ranks of individuals employed in part-time academic appointments have grown, many part-time faculty lack the support of the colleges and universities where they work. A new report highlights that many part-timers even lack institutional email accounts.

Choose the Presidency and the President for the Right Reason

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

During my years on the job, I was surprised by the number of colleagues who, having risen through the academic ranks, seemed to have little understanding of the position they held. I soon came to understand why.

Why Become a College President?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 02.16.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Presidents meet interesting people, promote big ideas, and affect the lives of countless students. They watch as students and families live dreams that are limited only by their imagination. College remains that one special place where dreams still matter.

Faculty Triads: A 21st-Century Model for Liberal Arts Education

Mauri Ditzler | Posted 11.11.2013 | Education
Mauri Ditzler

"What's your major?" is one of the most commonly asked questions of college students today. It's interesting to consider that the same question asked to one of our students in the mid-19th century would have elicited a blank stare.

Unethical Academia: The Next Front for Low-Wage Worker Uprising?

Maria Maisto | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Maria Maisto

Recently, the tragic story of Margaret Mary Vojtko went viral. Although she had taught at Duquesne for 25 years, it was reported that Vojtko died nearly penniless and without health benefits. Sadly, her situation is not uncommon.

My College Professor Was an Ex-Con... How About Yours?

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 10.09.2013 | College
Dr. Robert M. Myers

It's almost time for another year to begin at colleges and universities throughout the country. Most students and parents have spent a lot of time vi...

College Professors Must Do More to Address Rising Tuition Costs

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 10.05.2013 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

Although professors sport a negligible ability to directly lower a tuition bill, I would argue that there are other things that faculty can do to address the cost of higher education, practices that can directly affect the experiences and outcomes of our struggling students.

The Evolution of Faculty Governance

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 05.27.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

American higher education is at a seminal moment in its history. The good news is that intersection of forces producing sweeping change represents a moment of unparalleled opportunity for faculty.

What Do Professors Do, Anyway?

Susan Herbst | Posted 06.04.2012 | College
Susan Herbst

"Do college professors work hard enough?" There are some across-the-board myths about academic life in general, and professors sometimes seem to be a target.