faculty

Endowed chair promotes critical thinking at RIT

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What one university is doing to promote critical thinking. Hint: It involves a chair, a really expensive one.

U. Illinois board votes 'No' on Salaita appointment

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Steven Salaita will not work at the U. of Illinois, trustees confirm Thursday. But they commit to doing the "right thing," possibly in a settlement.

Berkeley chancellor angers faculty members with remarks on civility and free speech

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As Berkeley chancellor joins those calling for more civility in academe, faculty critics see an attack on academic freedom.

Survey finds stability in humanities departments

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Survey finds departments and numbers of faculty positions more stable than is widely assumed, and policies on use of digital materials for promotion absent from most institutions.

Number of history faculty job openings is declining, study finds

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American Historical Association analysis sees drop for second year in a row.

Sewanee puts faculty back in charge of freshman advising

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It's hard to offer meaningful advising to new students before they arrive on campus. But Sewanee says it can be done, with professors making key decisions.

 

Research funding is morally permissible as long as it's legal and without strings attached, ethicist argues

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Unsure about accepting research funding from a morally contentious source? An ethicist weighs in.

For the sake of student-faculty interaction, professor bans student email

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A faculty member at Salem College bans students from emailing her. The goal: increasing student-faculty interaction.

Colorado Boulder faces criticism over handling of alleged professor misconduct

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As U. of Colorado at Boulder acts against two philosophers, critics say university officials are sacrificing faculty rights in an attempt to appear tough on sexual harassment.

U. of Illinois officials defend decision to deny job to scholar; documents show lobbying against him

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As U. of Illinois offers public explanation for blocking hire of professor, newly released documents show involvement of fund-raisers and interest in keeping trustees informed as chancellor prepared to nix appointment.

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