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New book details realities of being a conservative professor of the humanities and social sciences

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New book-length study details realties of being a conservative professor in the overwhelmingly progressive humanities and social sciences. While many see bias and periodic slights, many are also succeeding.

Survey finds grade inflation continues to rise at four-year colleges, but not at community college

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The most common grade is A -- at all kinds of colleges. But while grade point averages are increasing at four-year institutions, that's not the case at community colleges.

AAUP critiques Education Department crackdown on sexual assault and harassment

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AAUP attempts to reframe debate and put focus on due process and the importance of faculty freedom of speech.

Governors State U relies on full-time professors to teach all freshmen

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Governors State U, with many at-risk students, and without much money, opts to fill freshman program course sections with full-time faculty members only.

U of Kansas professor cleared to teach after controversy over discussion of race

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U of Kansas lifts suspension of faculty member whose comments angered black students and others, who demanded she be fired.

Speech at Virginia Tech renews debate over 'The Bell Curve,' race and academic freedom

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The book and a planned appearance at Virginia Tech by one of its authors set off a debate over race, academic freedom and the role of a university president.

Paper argues that adjuncts' push for better pay and working conditions is prohibitively expensive and would cost jobs

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New paper argues that colleges can't afford to improve the pay and working conditions of those off the tenure track. Activists slam the analysis.

Our Lady of the Lake University faculty raise questions about learning management system monitoring

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Faculty members at Texas university raise questions about whether they are being monitored after administrators show up in their course rosters.

New survey effort seeks to uncover real reasons why faculty members leave their jobs

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Losing a faculty member always hurts, but many administrators believe they have little control over whether professors move on. A new effort seeks to provide meaningful data.

Study shows 8.7% decline in humanities bachelor's degrees in 2 years

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Number of bachelor's degrees awarded fell 8.7 percent between 2012 and 2014, study finds.

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