Social Sciences / Education

New book explores professors' politics and the debates about those politics

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Author discusses analysis that may frustrate some on the left and on the right in his new book Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care?

Investigation raises doubts about Southern U.'s financial crisis

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AAUP raises doubts about whether crisis university faced in 2011-12 was severe enough to warrant a declaration of financial exigency.

Montana State tenure-track faculty members vote on decertifying union

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Four years after faculty at Montana State voted for collective bargaining, they are voting on whether to end it.

Why was the FAU student suspended in the 'Jesus' case?

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Faculty union president says charges were brought not because the student objected to the "Jesus" exercise, but because student threatened the instructor. The student's lawyer sees pretext.

World Congress on Education (WCE-2013)

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Mon, 09/09/2013 to Wed, 09/11/2013

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UB7 0EQ London
United Kingdom

Scholarly associations and individual professors weigh in on gay marriage cases

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Three major disciplinary associations, citing research, file briefs with U.S. Supreme Court opposing measures that bar gay marriage. Individual scholars weigh in on each side of the debate.

Essay on placing academic work in the right scholarly context

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Placing your work in the appropriate scholarly context is key not only to publishing, but to your career advancement, writes Eszter Hargittai.

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Conference called off after scholar is detained in Dubai

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After one of its faculty members is turned away from Dubai, London School of Economics pulls out of joint conference with American U. of Sharjah.

A look back at another successful final exam boycott

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25 years ago, students in a Hamilton College professor's introductory sociology course all agreed to boycott his final for an A, without the communication technology we have today.

Professor's syllabus bars students from using Fox News for assignment

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Is it ever legitimate for an instructor to bar use of a "biased" news source for a class assignment?

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