Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom
May 08, 2014
Should a history that includes membership in the Symbionese Liberation Army and jail time disqualify one from keeping an adjunct job? Even if the instructor was open about it and received rave teaching reviews?

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July 11, 2014

Adjuncts protest unexpectedly small paychecks, alleged faculty "blacklist" at Northern New Mexico College.

May 8, 2014

Should a history that includes membership in the Symbionese Liberation Army and jail time disqualify one from keeping an adjunct job? Even if the instructor was open about it and received rave teaching reviews?

April 18, 2014

New AAUP report accuses U. of Colorado-Boulder administrators of violating academic freedom in their reaction to a sexism investigation of philosophy department this year.

March 28, 2014

Board chair at George Washington U. says shared governance policy review shed light on faculty "bullying" of those off the tenure track. But not everyone agrees with his analysis or solutions.

January 14, 2014

Following recent open records requests targeting controversial professors at other institutions, UCLA releases statement to protect the privacy of scholarly communications.

January 8, 2014

Academic freedom watchdogs paid little attention to Louis Wozniak's case at U. of Illinois because it appeared he had due process. But was he treated fairly?

December 17, 2013

AAUP finds that professor was denied tenure for his role in a conflict between linguistics and TESL faculty, which helped prompt a faculty vote of no confidence in Northeastern Illinois U.'s president and provost.

October 18, 2013

Several professors recently have come under fire for communications with students they intended to remain private. But little is private in the Internet age, experts say.

September 25, 2013

Recent sanctions by colleges against faculty members have some calling for renewed discussion of when a professor should and shouldn't be removed from duty.

September 12, 2013

At U. of Oregon, some professors fear that administrators are using contract negotiations to undercut academic freedom rights.

 

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