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ghost professorship

ghost professorship
 n.— «Assembly Bill (AB) 1413, the California State University Governance Reform Act authored by Assemblymember Portantino, would eliminate the practice of “ghost professorships” by requiring all CSU executives who are compensated to teach a class to actually perform the work they are paid to do.» —“Students, Faculty, Staff Unite to Reform Higher Education Governance and End Executive Pay Scandals” in Sacramento California Chronicle Oct. 3, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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