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Do You Have a Science, Nature or Cell Paper...No..!, oh yea, You Pretty much Screwed! PostDoc Cartoon!

Thanks Lou Dobbs, a Good Challenge to Bill Gates and the likes, but Academic structure needs a overhaul Lou!!

PostDocs at University of Oregon close to Unionize?.. Next PostDoc Union in the making!

Though the original AAUP news do not specifies PostDoc but claims as three categories of faculties and researchers initiated Union mission, the Higher Ed Chronicles lists one among the category the PostDocs...Chronicles of Higher Ed: Adjuncts and Postdocs Are Among U. of Oregon Faculty Who Vote to UnionizeMarch 14, 2012,2:29 pm A wide range of different faculty types at the University of Oregon have voted to form a union affiliated with the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers, according to astatementfrom union organizers. The AAUP says the formation of the union was supported by a majority of University of Oregon workers in each faculty category it would represent: tenured and tenure-track faculty, full-time and part-time contingent faculty, research assistants, research associates, and postdoctoral employees. The union will be formally certified once Oregon’s Employee Relations Board confirms the election’s results.
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Oh India......Shortage of 300,000 Faculties?....

The Chronicles of Higher Education news
In Search of India’s ‘Missing’ Professors

March 8, 2012, 4:26 pm,   By Guest Writer,  The following is a guest post by P. Pushkar, a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University.——————————————————————–
There are reports that India faces a shortage of 300,000 faculty members in its universities and colleges. It is estimated that the shortage will increase at the rate of 100,000 each year. These are big numbers even for a country of one billion-plus people and counting.

What is remarkable is that the faculty shortage is serious not only in poor-quality public universities and colleges, but even at the world-class Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).