A proposal to open the shared-governance body to non-tenure-track instructors failed to garner a needed two-thirds majority in two rounds of voting.
The vote was unanimous, although the decision is subject to a vote of the entire membership.
A case that seeks to apply federal antidiscrimination law to academic relationships between students and professors has universities watching.
They used to be academics with some management responsibilities. Now they're more like managers who happen to work in academe.
More than half are on the tenure track, and the rest either are adjuncts or are working in solid occupations.
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Faculty Salary Data
Explore an interactive database on faculty salaries in 2012-13, from a national survey conducted by the American Association of University Professors.
Tight finances have led to another year in which average pay barely increased, eroding professors' buying power and exacerbating inequities facing seasoned faculty members.