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Senior faculty. It sounds like an honorific. It isn't. It's more a sort of stigmata. Being called "senior faculty" stigmatizes you. I'm called "senior faculty" quite a lot. I have been teaching journalism for thirty-three years, twenty-nine at the same college. My career...

source: Chronicle of Higher Education

The 1994 law ending mandatory retirement at age 70 for university professors substantially mitigated the problem of age discrimination within universities. But out of this law a vexing new problem has emerged: a graying—yea, whitening—professoriate. The law,...

source: Chronicle of Higher Education

In the last decade, art conservators—the people who protect and preserve works of art—have begun practicing complicated science. Now they can tell more stories of the secret lives of artists, the chemistry behind great works, and why many of the most famous masterpieces...

source: Inside Science

The Knight Foundation has teamed up with the Minnesota-based nonprofit Springboard for Arts to help American artists launch grassroots initiatives, from pop-up museums to health fairs that connect uninsured artists with doctors. The project, called Creative Exchange, gives...

source: Art Newspaper

Most tenure-track and tenured faculty have tremendous empathy for the plight of adjuncts. Aside from a few "lifeboaters" here and there, the prevailing attitude in the academy is a self-aware and very correct "there but for the grace of [favorite deity], go I." But when...

source: Vitae

A recently released SEIU/Adjunct Action report called Crisis at the Boiling Point tells an important story of what's happening in academic labor by documenting and analyzing just how much work part-time...

source: Adjunct Action


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