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.

Students and faculty members rally behind Hope College president, who may be ousted

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Students and faculty members fear the president they admire, who has focused on liberal arts and moved away from hostility toward gay people, may be ousted.

Reports circulate that American of Beirut has blocked a permanent appointment

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Reports are circulating that administrators at American University of Beirut have blocked his appointment to a permanent position there. UPDATE: University says search featured "significant procedural violations."

New study suggests women presidents influence colleges and universities to hire more female faculty members

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New study suggests colleges with female presidents are more likely than other institutions to have a greater share of humanities professors who are women.

Oberlin professors condemn colleague's controversial remarks, others defend them

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Oberlin professors condemn a professor's anti-Semitic remarks on social media; others refuse to do so.

Scholars who study Hinduism and India face hostile climate

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Highly respected professors face intimidation, threats and smear campaigns for deviating from the views of the Hindu right.

Tweet by political science group angers many women in the field

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They want to know why article on international nongovernmental organizations was illustrated with a photograph of a young Asian woman.


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