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AAUP committee survey data raise questions on effectiveness of student teaching evaluations

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AAUP survey finds declining response rates on student reviews of professors, too many colleges that do little beyond student reviews, and concerns about bias against women, minorities and adjuncts. But association panel wants to improve system, not end it.

Wisconsin-Madison chancellor vows to protect academic freedom, tenure

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With faculty members saying she hasn't done enough to fight legislative attack on tenure, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank reaffirms her commitment to academic freedom. But with many questions still unanswered, will her words be enough to prevent a flight of talent?

Faculty members protest tenure, shared governance changes to Board of Regents

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Faculty members say the university system's Board of Regents missed an opportunity to ask that the legislature abandon controversial changes to tenure and shared governance.

AAAS pulls 'sexist' advice column amid outcry from readers

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AAAS pulls advice column telling a female postdoc to ignore her adviser's attempts to look down her shirt, amid outcry from scientists.

Survey examines higher education backgrounds of leaders worldwide

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New global survey of those in positions of influence finds that 44 percent have a degree in social sciences. Another 11 percent studied humanities.

Wisconsin faculty incensed by motion to eliminate tenure from state statute

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Faculty members at the University of Wisconsin System are incensed at a legislative move to eliminate tenure from state statute.

Writing group kicks poet off committee because of her tweets on 'Gone With the Wind'

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National group of campus writing programs kicks a poet off a committee because of Twitter project that some view as racist but others view as artistic expression.

Duke professor's comments on black students anger many

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After a week of debate over a Boston U professor's generalizations about white students, anger grows over what a Duke professor wrote about black students' names, dating and more.

What happens when scholars discuss potentially controversial ideas outside the 'bubbles' of their disciplines and academe?

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What happens when scholars discuss potentially controversial ideas outside the "bubbles" of their disciplines and academe?

Australian university abandons research center over ties to climate change critic

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Australian university's decision to forgo federal funding for policy center over opposition to a researcher's views on climate change prompts concern about state of academic freedom and exchange of ideas.

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