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Report Shows the Shift Away from Tenured Faculty in the U.S. Academic Workforce

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Utilizing data from the National Center for Education Statistics on patterns of faculty appointments and graduate student employment, AAUP makes clear that there is an ever-increasing reliance on contingent faculty.

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Under Siege: Attacks on DEI and its Implications for Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

They pledged millions to initiatives such as hiring diverse faculty, appointing Chief Diversity Officers, revising curricula to address issues of race and power, and implementing new systems to report and address bias and discrimination. Dr. Royel M.

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Tenured faculty in steady decline while part-time and graduate workers rise, per report

University Business

Part-time faculty, usually placed in adjunct appointments, made up almost half of the entire academic workforce at 48% in 2021 and are the primary driver behind the rise in contingent workers. In 1987, part-time faculty made up 33% of the workforce. Full-time faculty on track for tenure also fell 5%.

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Universities can set up in India but regulations pose challenge

The PIE News

International faculty appointed to teach at the Indian campus must stay in India for at least a semester. The new regulations allow universities to set their own fees as long as they are “transparent and reasonable”.

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Endowed Chairs and the "Dark Matter" of Higher Education

Higher Education Inquirer

Donor influence: Donors offering significant financial contributions often have certain expectations, which may include influencing curriculum, research focus, or even faculty appointments. This can create pressure for universities to accommodate these expectations, even if they deviate from academic merit or institutional priorities.

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China fails in effort to get top expatriates to return

Inside Higher Ed

They were also more likely to have overseas faculty appointments, with 89 percent of rejectors holding posts versus 14 percent of acceptors. At the time they received the offer, YTT “rejectors” were more productive relative to the “acceptors,” with an average of 2.93 publications per year versus 2.39

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Why did U of Florida suddenly fire its honors director?

Inside Higher Ed

He said that while having a tenured faculty appointment offers some security after being fired from his longtime role, he’ll miss the job at which he was always told he was doing well, and he will miss students most of all. Law remains a distinguished professor of engineering at UF.

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