The Chronicle of Higher Education | Labor & Work-Life Issues http://chronicle.com/topic/Labor-Work-Life-Issues/107/ Topics :: Labor & Work-Life Issues Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:16:09 EDT <![CDATA[Higher-Education Lobbyists Keep Expectations Low for 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143785/ http://chronicle.com/article/Higher-Education-Lobbyists/143785/ As legislative sessions begin anew, flat budgets and institutional accountability will dominate the discussion.

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Fri, 03 Jan 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Pay Increase for Top Administrators Barely Outpaces Inflation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/137525/ http://chronicle.com/article/Pay-Increase-for-Top/137525/ Their median base pay rose by 2.3 percent last year, an improvement over the previous year, an annual survey found.

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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Completion Is New Key to Cash for Tennessee Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134752/ http://chronicle.com/article/Completion-Is-New-Key-to-Cash/134752/ All higher-education appropriations are now dependent on institutional outcomes, and faculty say the effects aren't always fair.

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Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Careers, Interrupted]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134574/ http://chronicle.com/article/Careers-Interrupted/134574/ When universities close entire programs, professors are forced to hit reset.

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Sun, 23 Sep 2012 12:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Corporate Education of a Union Organizer]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132925/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Corporate-Education-of-a/132925/ Management principles weren't principled enough.

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Mon, 23 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Denied Tenure, a Professor Burns His Bridges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132871/ http://chronicle.com/article/Denied-Tenure-a-Professor/132871/ His public campaign to reverse the decision has probably ended his academic career. But he isn't sorry.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Coming Out in Class]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132403/ http://chronicle.com/article/Coming-Out-in-Class/132403/ How I explained my trans status to my students.

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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA['A Dismal Picture' of Life as a Part-Time Professor]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132421/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Dismal-Picture-of-Life-as/132421/ Low pay, limited benefits, and little institutional support were common themes in responses to a survey by the Coalition on the Academic Workforce.

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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Neuroscientist Finds a Place Where Science and Art Intersect]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132319/ http://chronicle.com/article/Neuroscientist-Finds-a-Place/132319/ At the University of Puget Sound, Siddharth Ramakrishnan has found interest in the use of art as a window into neuroscience.

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Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Show Them You Really Want the Job]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132281/ http://chronicle.com/article/Show-Them-You-Really-Want-the/132281/ An intangible factor of any successful search is how well you demonstrate your interest in the position.

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Sun, 17 Jun 2012 19:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Are Associate Professors Some of the Unhappiest People in Academe?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132071/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Are-Associate-Professors/132071/ Professors in midcareer are dissatisfied with the amount of time they get to spend on research and many other aspects of their work, a survey found.

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Sun, 03 Jun 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As He Prepares to Retire, California State's Leader Stands Up for His Decisions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132029/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-He-Prepares-to-Retire/132029/ Charles B. Reed says he had to be "a warrior" to guide the 23-campus system through financially tough times.

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Mon, 28 May 2012 21:13:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Faculty Unions Mobilize to Regain Lost Ground in Elections]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131957/ http://chronicle.com/article/Faculty-Unions-Mobilize-to/131957/ Especially in Wisconsin, where collective-bargaining rights have been under assault, academic-labor activists are working for candidates friendly to unions.

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Sun, 27 May 2012 01:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[National Network Will Help Apprentices Earn a College Degree]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131982/ http://chronicle.com/article/National-Network-Will-Help/131982/ The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education are planning a consortium in which colleges will award credit for students' prior learning in apprenticeships.

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Sun, 27 May 2012 01:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[2 Presidents, 2 Campuses, One Long-Distance Marriage]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131798/ http://chronicle.com/article/2-Presidents-2-Campuses-One/131798/ Anthony and Robin J. Tricoli lead colleges in neighboring states, a three-hour drive apart.

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Sun, 06 May 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Rutgers Board May Have Dealt Fatal Blow to Proposed Merger of 2 Campuses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131809/ http://chronicle.com/article/Rutgers-Board-May-Have-Dealt/131809/ The trustees approved a resolution stating that the Camden campus should remain part of the university system, not merge with Rowan University.

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Fri, 04 May 2012 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Pomp, Circumstance, and the People Who Make It All Happen]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131731/ http://chronicle.com/article/Pomp-Circumstancethe/131731/ The planning of graduation ceremonies begins the previous July—but keeping the dean's script up to date is crucial.

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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Death by Discussion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131599/ http://chronicle.com/article/Death-by-Discussion/131599/ Someone save me from these meetings.

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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Messy Drama of Proposed University Merger Has N.J. Leaders Snarling]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131470/ http://chronicle.com/article/Messy-Drama-of-Proposed/131470/ Both supporters and opponents of a plan to merge Rutgers University at Camden and Rowan University are locked in a nasty political squabble.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2012 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[California State U. Works to Fill Many Campus Presidencies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131459/ http://chronicle.com/article/California-State-U-Works-to/131459/ The system has replaced or learned it must replace almost half of its top campus leaders in the last 16 months. Read that and other job news.

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Sun, 08 Apr 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Search of a Professor's Legacy]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131227/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Search-of-a-Professors/131227/ Just as there are campus offices in which to negotiate retirement packages, there could be one for "intellectual renewal and continuation."

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Sun, 18 Mar 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Type of Nostalgia]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130904/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Type-of-Nostalgia/130904/ Why a few professors are still clacking away after all these years.

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Sun, 26 Feb 2012 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Businessman and Adjunct to Become Maine System's Chancellor]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130927/ http://chronicle.com/article/BusinessmanAdjunct-to/130927/ James H. Page brings to the job not only executive experience but also the perspective of a part-time instructor in philosophy.

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Sun, 26 Feb 2012 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Why I Moved: An Intriguing Job Title Pulls a Continuing-Education Dean South]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130860/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-I-Moved-An-Intriguing-Job/130860/ When she heard that Stetson University had a job involving "boundless learning," Emily Richardson couldn't resist.

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Sun, 19 Feb 2012 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Union Representation at Medical School Is Bone of Contention at Western Michigan U.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130785/ http://chronicle.com/article/Union-Representation-at/130785/ The university's faculty union objects to a plan to preclude it from covering employees of a medical school being built with private funds.

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Tue, 14 Feb 2012 19:21:00 EST
<![CDATA[Proposed Realigning of New Jersey Campuses Spurs Protests]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130659/ http://chronicle.com/article/Proposed-Realigning-of-New/130659/ The plan would shift control of a Rutgers campus at Camden to Rowan University. Critics see hints of cronyism in that choice.

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Thu, 02 Feb 2012 23:00:00 EST