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Academics consider how to rebuild public trust in higher education

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Educators deliberate how to promote liberal education and push back on attacks on academe -- in part by being more open about areas in which higher education has been weak.

Research on midcareer professors makes case for support after tenure

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Research to be presented at AAC&U makes case for supporting these faculty members and pushes back against notions that posttenure professors suffer from “malaise.”

Study suggests grading leniency is result rather than cause of low grading reliability

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Study finds variation in the way students are evaluated -- and tougher grades appear to be closer to what they should be. But not necessary due to grade inflation alone.

Pitt arts and sciences faculty divided over proposal to eliminate foreign language exemption

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Pitt’s arts and sciences faculty is divided over a proposal to eliminate a high school study exemption from foreign language requirement. Some say high school seat time is poor measure of proficiency, while others fear forcing too many students into language courses.

Arizona lawmakers' failed ban on 'divisive' college courses highlights new criticism of white studies

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Arizona lawmakers' failed proposed ban on “divisive” college courses signals new criticism of white studies. Similar courses -- though common -- have become controversial elsewhere. Those who teach them say the classes are being distorted.

Northwestern professors urged to put information about mental health services on syllabi

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Northwestern U Faculty Senate passes resolution encouraging professors to put information about mental health services on their syllabi.

At U of Toronto, professors debate whether academic freedom covers work some view as fake science

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University of Toronto supports an “anti-psychiatry” scholarship and the professor who championed it, but some fear impact of institutional endorsement of what they view as fake science.

Study of online ratings of professors suggest scores vary with instructor's gender and perceived rigor

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Study of millions of online ratings of professors suggests scores vary with an instructor’s gender, discipline and perceived “easiness.”

Legislation in two states seeks to eliminate tenure in public higher education

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Legislation in two states seeks to end tenure at public colleges and universities.

Study explores how universities deploy faculty and link to professors' pay

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Study suggests that number of students taught has relatively little to do with faculty salaries, but that universities act efficiently in allocating resources to teaching and research.

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