Temple was the first institution to offer a doctorate in African-American studies and has seen heated debates over the discipline's direction. The rejection of the department's choice as chair has set off a new controversy.
Senior faculty members are one of higher education's overlooked assets -- one that colleges and universities can no longer afford to underappreciate, write Roger Baldwin and Michael Zeig.
Ideally, colleges shouldn't have anyone but full professors run their departments, Lawrence Abele argues. But if they must, here are some guidelines to make the best of the situation.
American Historical Association highlights lack of pedagogical preparation in Ph.D. programs.
With several high-profile disputes recently settled, and another in litigation, questions arise about university's commitment to diversity and academic freedom, as well as its tenure process.
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