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Minnesota Faculty Senate ponders policy making free speech 'paramount'

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Minnesota Faculty Senate mulls statement making free speech a “paramount” value, but critics wonder whether the pledge as written condones hate speech. A separate proposed policy would create an on-campus free speech advocate.

Study: Graduate students may take on unnecessary postdocs

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New study argues science Ph.D.s often plan for postdocs without considering whether they're necessary or beneficial to their career plans. Actual evidence is mixed.

Sweet Briar falls short of initial enrollment target, but leaders remain optimistic

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The nearly shuttered college did not hit its May 1 goal for admissions, but leaders hope to snag more students during the summer melt period in the rebuilding effort.

AAUP report condemns College of Saint Rose for cutting more than 20 tenure-line faculty positions with insufficient faculty input

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AAUP condemns College of Saint Rose for shedding more than 20 tenure-line faculty jobs with what it calls insufficient faculty input.

A professor's 'Failure CV' prompts discussion of what constitutes academic success

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Princeton professor publishes CV of programs that rejected him, journals that said no and grant applications that were nixed.

Study finds those with graduate education are far more liberal than peers

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Study finds those with graduate education not only lean more to the left than do other Americans, but have done so increasingly in the last two decades.

Should sole faculty representative on a board share views that represent those of most faculty members?

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Illinois governor's pick for state higher education board questions the way academic freedom is defined, the need to defend faculty rights and scientific consensus on evolution.

Lawsuit targets American Studies Association's stance on Israel academic boycott

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A lawsuit against the American Studies Association argues its support for the academic boycott of Israel falls outside the scope of its mission.

MIT online learning report notes importance of teachers, instructional designers

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Report on the future of online education stresses central role of faculty members and instructional designers.

Book argues faculty members should actively resist 'culture of speed' in modern academe

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New book argues that professors should actively resist the "culture of speed" in academe.

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