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    Republican lawmakers skip raises for Wisconsin university employees in DEI fight

    The state's Legislature has waged a protracted battle against diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at college campuses.

    By Oct. 18, 2023
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    Cal State reaches tentative agreement with employee union

    The California State University Employees Union is encouraging its members to vote in favor of the deal, but another union is moving closer to a strike.

    By Oct. 13, 2023
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    Faculty & Staff

    Grappling with budget woes, colleges and universities are making program cuts and changes that are having a major effect on faculty and staff. 

    By Higher Ed Dive staff
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    Vermont State unveils faculty buyout plan in hopes of avoiding layoffs

    Employees who take the deal will receive additional compensation equal to half their current salary at the end of the 2023-24 academic year. 

    By Oct. 10, 2023
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    Faculty satisfaction is on the rise despite ongoing challenges

    Faculty are working through lasting impacts from COVID and the rise of AI. Read the findings of our latest survey of over 1,000 professors.

    By Kim Russell, Vice President of Research, Cengage • Sept. 25, 2023
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    WVU to reduce library budget by up to $800K

    The recommendations come less than a week after the flagship university's board cut 28 degree programs and about 140 faculty positions.

    By Sept. 20, 2023
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    Why one community college outsourced its adjunct faculty

    Northwestern Michigan College’s adjuncts will be employees of Edustaff, an unusual higher ed staffing model meant to cut costs.

    By Sept. 19, 2023
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    WVU board approves dramatic academic cuts to address $45M deficit

    West Virginia University will cut 28 degrees and lay off 140 faculty over the objections of students, faculty and alumni.

    By Sept. 15, 2023
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    Ohio Republicans to push revised bill limiting college DEI and faculty strikes

    The author of the far-reaching proposal is optimistic it will pass the House, despite strong pushback from faculty groups and unions. 

    By Sept. 13, 2023
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    Is the political climate in southern states driving a faculty exodus?

    One-third of faculty in Florida, Texas, Georgia and North Carolina said they would pursue out-of-state jobs in the coming year, AAUP found.

    By Sept. 8, 2023
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    2 more University of Wisconsin campuses weigh layoffs and furloughs

    UW-Parkside and UW-Platteville warned employees Monday of possible cost-cutting measures as the system faces budget woes and enrollment declines.

    By Aug. 23, 2023
  • University of Michigan offers striking graduate employees ‘last, best and final’ deal

    The graduate student union could ratify the proposal as early as this week.

    By Aug. 21, 2023
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    Climate group calls on colleges to cut ties with fossil fuel lobbyists

    In 2022, more than 150 higher education institutions employed lobbyists who also worked for these companies, F Minus found.

    By Lilah Burke • July 7, 2023
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    Skidmore College free to fire manager after bias complaint revealed performance problems, appeals court rules

    The employer discovered performance problems during an investigation into her own bias complaint, the 2nd Circuit said.

    By Laurel Kalser • July 6, 2023
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    Teacher retirement fund TIAA hit by MOVEit breach

    The financial services firm serves over 5 million clients across the world in academic, government and other nonprofit fields.

    By Roger Riddell • June 30, 2023
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    ‘Unrelenting demands and stressors’: College leaders discuss mental health in academia

    Johns Hopkins University held its workplace well-being summit Tuesday, focusing on graduate students and faculty.

    By June 28, 2023
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    West Virginia University cuts $7M in staff amid budget crunch

    The public flagship’s governing board also raised tuition by 3%, part of a strategy to correct an estimated $45 million deficit.

    By June 26, 2023