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A look into the lengthy process for tenure-track professors

A look into the lengthy process for tenure-track professors

Taylor Villescas

May 8, 2013

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: Prof...

CSUN increases use of technology in the classroom

CSUN increases use of technology in the classroom

Kevin Kiani

May 8, 2013

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 Te...

The truth about CSUN’s administrators

The truth about CSUN’s administrators

Shaleeka Powell

May 7, 2013

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 p...

Educators take many steps to get into CSUN classrooms

Megan Diskin

May 6, 2013

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 convict...

Equal work, not equal pay for CSU salaries

Equal work, not equal pay for CSU salaries

Jason Gallaher

May 5, 2013

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 Surve...

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