Average full-time faculty salary grows more than inflation for first time in three years

The average full-time faculty salary increased 3.8 percent for the 2006-’07 academic year, according to a national study released Thursday by the American Association of University Professors. For the first time in three years, the increase surpassed the rate of inflation, which was 2.5 percent in 2006, signifying a climb in professors’ raw salaries. The […]

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Area studies fields planned

Two new area-specific majors are on their way to joining the curriculum in 2007 — South Asian Studies this semester and Modern Middle East Studies in the fall. Both majors were presented to the Committee on Majors this semester in response to student interest and administrative support. A proposal for South Asian Studies has already […]

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Changes to evals accepted

A set of recommendations to alter the structure of and access to online course evaluations will be implemented this fall, following approval by the faculty in a meeting last week. The report, complied last year by the Teaching and Learning Committee, states that faculty members, non-faculty who sign students’ schedules, chairs of curricular councils, and […]

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Tenure changes accepted

A report recommending significant changes to the University’s system of tenure and appointments was officially accepted yesterday, following unanimous faculty approval and a vote by the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. After an hour-long discussion about the details of the report and the general state of tenure at the University, the […]

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ETS decides not to change GRE for this fall as had previously been planned

The Educational Testing Service decided not to implement a new version of the Graduate Record Exam this fall, after four years of research on what would have been the largest revision to the test in its history. The newly designed GRE — the standardized test required for admission to most doctoral programs — would have […]

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Univ. grad schools earn high rankings

Yale Law School, the history and English departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the University’s Masters of Fine Arts programs all topped the charts in U.S. News and World Report’s list of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” released Friday. The magazine also ranked the Yale School of Medicine eighth in terms of […]

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Voice deepening, GSA turns ten

During the Graduate Students and Employees Organization’s 1996 strike, teaching assistants withheld undergraduates’ grades for two weeks as part of a repeated attempt to gain official recognition as a union by the University administration. In response, Thomas Appelquist, the Graduate School dean at the time, convened a committee of faculty and students charged with figuring […]

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Accreditation may see changes

The Department of Education proposed a number of regulatory changes last week that could require accreditation agencies to become more involved in evaluating the quality of university educations. The proposal’s stipulations would significantly change the role of accreditation agencies, requiring them to establish minimum performance requirements for all schools. The department also proposed that when […]

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Faculty discusses tenure

The recently proposed changes to Yale’s tenure system received a positive review at a meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, which convened formally on Tuesday for its only official discussion of the recommendations before it votes on them next Wednesday. Approximately 200 faculty members in attendance had the chance to to voice their […]

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Whitney review is complete

Yale students earning degrees through the special students program will have access to Yale financial aid next year, based on a review of the program that also reaffirmed its high standard for admission. The review committee, which was convened last April to evaluate the purpose and admissions standards for Yale’s special student programs, focused its […]

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GESO claims majority

The Graduate Employees and Students Organization voted to approve two resolutions in a membership meeting last night — one demanding formal recognition as a union representing a majority of non-science graduate students and the other calling for a thorough review of Yale’s use of graduate student labor for teaching and research. After months of relative […]

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