August 20, 2008
Proportion of Professors Hired as Couples Rises, Study Finds
Thirty-six percent of professors at the nation's leading universities have partners who are also professors, and the proportion of faculty members who are hired as couples is on the rise. But even the nation's top research universities usually hire academic couples without written guidelines, raising questions about fairness and academic standards.
Those nuggets of information are among the findings in a hefty