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Incident at Mount Holyoke renews debate on talking about race in classrooms

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A professor at Mount Holyoke asked his students to name slurs that might have been used against groups of which they are members. The college helped seven students switch sections, but now one student has gone public with the incident.

Why do some faculty members sign loyalty oaths without issue?

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In light of a recent high-profile faculty resignation at Phoenix College, some are asking why other professors asked to sign loyalty oaths don't object.

Novelist quits teaching job at Phoenix College over loyalty oath

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Arizona is surprised to find out it still requires professors to sign a statement that was common in McCarthy era. And a community college loses an adjunct who was its star professor.

Researchers, faculty members explore texting as email alternative

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Colleges are searching for new ways to communicate with students electronically. Could texting be the answer?

State College of Florida eliminates continuous contracts, puts all faculty members on one-year contracts

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State College of Florida eliminates rolling contracts in favor of one-year contracts for all full-time faculty members, even long-serving ones.

Questions and criticism surround survey on tenure at U of Wisconsin

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U of Wisconsin professors want to know why they weren't informed of who was behind survey that showed up this week -- and that has now been taken offline.

When it comes to dating other faculty members or supervisors, proceed with caution

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Resignation and litigation at Stanford point to complications when an administrator has a relationship with a faculty member in his or her unit, but few colleges have formal policies about such situations.

Should nonacademics who become college presidents also get tenured faculty positions?

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New U of Iowa leader was offered the prospect of a tenured position, but he passed. When presidents never earned tenure, does a faculty job belong in the contract?

Essays from academics fed up with higher ed mark resurgence of 'quit lit'

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Recent Dear John letters from academics leaving higher education signal a resurgence in 'quit lit.'

Faculty members think massive donation will help retain top professors at U of Wisconsin Madison

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Madison faculty members say a massive new donation to establish endowed chairs could help keep top professors in the state, despite Wisconsin lawmakers' ongoing funding cuts and attacks on tenure.

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