Faculty

California State U Faculty Members Plan Brief Pickets Over Pay

California State University faculty will echo the Occupy movement Tuesday and Wednesday as professors and lecturers picket on campus - for a couple of hours, anyway - to vent frustration with the "1 percent" running the university.

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Analysis Shows Hundreds Of Rehired Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Retirees Return For Years

More than half of the 447 people UW-Madison rehired after they retired have been on the job for more than one year, the limit set by the university under a new policy last month, according to a State Journal analysis of data provided by the school.

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Univ of Colorado Regents Reconsider Payout For Fired Professors

The University of Colorado regents will reconsider a 45-year-old, rarely used policy that allows fired tenured professors to stay on the school's payroll for a year unless they are ousted for "moral turpitude."

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With Fact Finding Report In Hand, Central Mich. U Administration Looks Forward To Faculty Contract Agreement

After a state-appointed fact finder sided with Central Michigan University in a faculty contract proposal, university officials hope to soon reach an agreement.

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UCLA Relocates Planned Hotel And Conference Center

The university backs away from knocking down its five-decade-old faculty club, instead opting to level a parking garage to make way for the new facility.

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Southern University In Baton Rouge Going To 4-Day Class Schedule In January

Southern University is switching to a four-day class week in January by doing away with Friday courses. Chancellor James Llorens tells The Advocate the university is making the switch to save on utility costs in buildings and to free up more time on Friday for student advising and faculty office hours.

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Broken Benefits: Higher Ed, Higher Pensions

The Daily Chronicle sent a Freedom of Information Act request to The State Universities Retirement System asking for the monthly pension amount for people who have worked at some point in their careers for Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College.

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Fed False Logic, Campus Eats Up A Hoax And Revolts

All last week, students at Smith College were buzzing over a rumor that the school was going completely vegetarian and locavore. There were protests and counter-protests, with slogans chalked on walkways. There was a Twitter feed that caught the attention of VegNews, “America’s premier vegan lifestyle magazine.’’ At a student government meeting, the dining services manager came under attack: How did she expect students to pass their midterms without coffee?

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Calif. State U Sued Over New Cal Poly Chief's Salary

A California State University faculty leader is suing the CSU in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming that administrators broke the state's public disclosure laws this year by failing to reveal that the salary approved by trustees for the new president of Cal Poly was above the maximum published amount for that job.

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Did Utah Valley University Fire Business Prof For Being Too Tough?

Business scholar Steven Maranville left a tenured appointment with the University of Houston to teach at Utah Valley University two years ago, but officials fired him after a one-year probationary period when they concluded his teaching did not suit their students.

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