Academic Labor News

Professors are the New Therapists

"While students are choosing campuses that trade country club–like facilities for tuition dollars, faculty face increasing pressure to create a warm, nurturing environment and care for students in ways that extend far beyond typical relationships in the classroom."

Angry About Adjuncting?

The radical move might be to quit, writes Claire B. Potter.

U. of Arkansas System Considers Changes to Ease Tenured-Faculty Firings

"A proposal to change the tenure policy across the U. of Arkansas system has touched off fear among some faculty members. The university says the proposal is merely an effort to align with 'current law and best practices.' The professors say making collegiality a criterion in faculty evaluations is an attack on academic freedom."

United States Government Accountability Office Releases Report on Contingent Faculty Workforce

The U.S. Government Accounting Agency report focuses on the size, characteristics, compensation, and work experiences of adjunct and other non-tenure track faculty.