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Wisconsin faculty object to idea that shared governance should change

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Legislators in Wisconsin say that they want campus chancellors acting more like CEOs, with a more limited faculty role.

 

Michigan State suspends professor from teaching following anti-Republican remarks

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Creative writing professor at Michigan State crossed line from free expression to disrespect on the first day of class, administrators say. Faculty advocates say he's entitled to hearing before peers.

Popular political science blog joins 'The Washington Post'

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Seeing an opportunity to promote political science research to a wider audience, "The Monkey Cage" blog joins The Washington Post.

MLA explores ideas to streamline letters of recommendation for academic jobs

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Professors can spend hours each week, or in some cases each day, writing letters of recommendation for graduate students seeking jobs and postdocs. MLA asks if this time could be better spent.

More female professors experiment with MOOCs, but men still dominate

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More female professors are experimenting with MOOCs, but men and STEM classes still dominate course offerings.

Faculty advocates react to Obama's plan for higher ed

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Professors overwhelmingly voted for Obama twice. But five years into his presidency, few faculty leaders are surprised that they disagree strongly with his plan for higher ed reform.

Alabama limits graduate student workloads to avoid paying for their health insurance

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Adjuncts have widely been subjected to course load caps ahead of the Affordable Care Act. Could graduate students be next?

Scholars consider appropriate background to teach women's studies

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Disgraced professor renews the discussion over whether those leading the field should have degrees in it.

Feminist professors create an alternative to MOOCs

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Can education be free and online and yet reject some of the choices made by proponents of massive open online courses? A class about to debut aims to show what's possible.

U. of Texas president wants faculty input on future of online education

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In report to faculty and students, UT president outlines principles for online education and asks for greater input from professors. 

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