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Faculty members object to new policies making all professors mandatory reporters of sexual assault

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If a student tells a faculty member about a sexual assault that the student doesn't want to report, should the professor file a report anyway? More colleges are requiring it, and not everyone agrees the policies are wise.

Rutgers-Camden law dean asks students to stop talking about women professors' attire in teaching evaluations

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Rutgers-Camden law dean calls out students for comments on women professors' attire in teaching evaluations.

National Adjunct Walkout Day approaches, attracting both enthusiasm and questions

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With National Adjunct Walkout Day a month away, interest grows, and it is prompting discussions among faculty leaders. But many supporters feel the need to back the effort in ways other than walking off the job.

Where have all the English majors gone?

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English departments at U. of Maryland and elsewhere respond to drop-offs -- some of them steep -- in English majors. 

Arizona State U. backs down from some details of a controversial plan for writing instructors

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Arizona State, facing criticism, agrees to pay more to some composition instructors assigned extra sections. But the university refuses to back down on courseloads that violate disciplinary standards.

Complainant in 'unprecedented' Walter Lewin sexual harassment case comes forward

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The complainant in the sexual harassment case involving a prominent MIT emeritus professor speaks out about what legal experts called an "unprecedented" event for MOOCs.

Study finds big gaps between student and employer perceptions

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Survey finds that college students think they are being well-prepared with the skills and qualities needed for careers. Employers are dubious.

Paris attacks reignite debate over university presses' commitment to free speech.

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Terrorist attacks in Paris have resurrected a free speech battle between a scholar and Yale U. Press, which removed cartoons about Muhammad from her book.

Open records and academic freedom come to a head in Kansas

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Legal fight at University of Kansas over emails from a professor who has received funding from the Koch brothers sets off a debate about undue influence and academic freedom. 

New Congress seeks to redefine full-time work in health law, which colleges support, adjuncts don't

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As Republicans take control of Congress, an early priority is to redefine a full-time work under the health care law from 30 to 40 hours -- a change colleges support but adjuncts oppose. 

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