U Wisconsin faculty say they'd want to leave state if tenure were ended

Nearly 90 percent of professors at U of Wisconsin System would consider leaving state if tenure were abolished, and majority say it would limit scholarly inquiry, according the results of controversial survey.

Job ad at U of Louisville raises questions about considering race in faculty hires

Many colleges want more ethnically and racially diverse faculty members. But should searches be limited to underrepresented groups? One university just tried.

University of Iowa leader apologizes for saying teachers without lesson plans should be shot

Iowa's new president apologizes for "unfortunate" off-the cuff remark.

Non-tenure-track faculty advocates oppose proposed changes to NEASC standards


New England accreditor says it's trying to update its standards, but many adjunct activists fear changes would undercut efforts to protect those off the tenure track.

Campus police use of semiautomatic rifles increasingly common at colleges

Northeastern University butts heads with local police over its decision to arm campus officers with semiautomatic rifles, but the practice is increasingly commonplace for college law enforcement agencies.

Supreme Court justices question lawyers on key affirmative action case

At Supreme Court hearing on case that could alter college admissions, no big surprises but lots of contentious exchanges -- and anger over Scalia's comments.


Report outlines trustee frustrations over transparency and finances

Board members at comprehensive universities are often frustrated by their own lack of knowledge or understanding about the institutions they're tasked with leading, a new report finds.

Furor over holiday party advice at U of Tennessee grows there and spreads


U of Tennessee's advice on holiday parties sets off major political debate in the state, and criticism is spreading to other institutions. Some see a broader attack on diversity efforts.

With writing, study finds, quality of assignment and instruction -- not quantity -- matters

New study suggests that when it comes to writing assignments and instruction, quality -- not quantity -- matters most.

Maryland and HBCU advocates at odds over how to remedy segregation in higher ed

In Maryland, the state challenges view that new programs at historically black colleges will attract white students.


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