Politics

American Studies on Offense and Defense

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Scholars consider how to get more engaged in the political process -- and how to fend off attacks on what they do.

Fight Over Tenure and Faculty Rights

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Professors at Del Mar say interim president is rewriting the rules and writing away their job security; he says he's trying to promote standards. Battle shifts to court today.

Professors and Politics (Again)

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Research coming out today finds (surprise) that faculty members lean to the left -- and charges that "groupthink" limits hiring and other decisions.

A Campaign of Many Grievances

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Engineering faculty at Washington University in St. Louis submit petition to oust their dean, but it lists no specific issues. Beyond the signatures are a multitude of reasons....

The Conservative Pipeline Problem

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Study suggests that the lack of ideological diversity among professors can be traced in part to reasons (other than bias) why right-leaning undergrads don't pursue Ph.D.'s.

Civility Code or Loyalty Oath?

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Facing faculty revolt, president of Bergen Community College promises revisions in proposed rules on how students and professors interact.

Reaffirming the Right to Complain

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Southern Illinois faculty win agreement with university two years after their grievances about a dean were disclosed in what they saw as retribution.

Faculty Are Liberal -- Who Cares?

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New study -- by a bipartisan research team -- finds that professoriate indeed leans left, but there is no evidence that this tilt has any impact on students' views.

A Rare Performance Review Do-Over

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What happens when a professor understands her hiring to be a joint appointment but her contract reflects otherwise?

Torture and Tenure

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Civil liberties group organizes campaign to have controversial legal scholar fired. Some academics who find his views repulsive line up to defend him.

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