Investigation Into Education

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A look into the lengthy process for tenure-track professors

A look into the lengthy process for tenure-track professors

As part of the Daily Sundial’s “Investigation Into Education” series, the differences between tenured (professors), non-tenured (lecturers), and tenure-track faculty were broken down into clear and distinct levels for students to understand the roles of a teacher and why they matter. How it works: Professors have the opportunity to earn tenure after their sixth year […]

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CSUN increases use of technology in the classroom

CSUN increases use of technology in the classroom

Technology has become an increasingly used component at CSUN whether it be an online teaching tool or equipment inside the classroom to enhance learning. CSUN is gearing towards students being able to receive their degrees solely online according to a recent report by the department of Academic Technology entitled, “CSUN in the Digital World,” which […]

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The truth about CSUN’s administrators

The truth about CSUN’s administrators

CLARIFICATION: The below article and chart refer to administrators as “faculty.” Faculty members are those who teach, and while some administrators are also faculty members, not all administrators have held both positions. Administrators are also known as Management Personnel Plan (MPP) administrators. As part of the Daily Sundial’s “Investigation Into Education” series, the jobs of […]

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Educators take many steps to get into CSUN classrooms

As part of the Daily Sundial’s “Investigation Into Education” series, the process of hiring and screening for faculty was explored, including evaluations and background checks. After someone has been offered a position, they must go through a background check and disclose any criminal convictions they may have. Jill Smith, assistant vice president for Human Resources […]

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Equal work, not equal pay for CSU salaries

Equal work, not equal pay for CSU salaries

Financial discrepancies persist as professors in different academic departments are not paid equally, even if they hold the same position, according to the Human Resources department of the California State University system. In the HR department’s most recent Faculty Recruitment and Retention Survey encompassing Fall 2011 faculty statistics, newly hired assistant professors in the business/management […]