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Cornell launches effort to cut administrative red tape, starting with shadow work

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Cornell looks for ways to cut time professors spend on administrative requirements, as opposed to teaching and research.

Adjunct says he was fired for insisting on rigor in his course

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Instructor says he was fired -- shortly after he complained to accreditor -- for refusing to water down his curriculum and requirements. Another instructor quit rather than comply.

U of Oregon suspends professor who wore blackface to party

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University of Oregon suspends faculty member while investigating her conduct at a Halloween party. Many of her colleagues demand she resign. Legally, can she be sanctioned?

Novelists love to write about professors. Will they start to write more about those off the tenure track?

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Writers love to write about professors. With most professors now off the tenure track, will these kinds of characters start to appear more in fiction? Nathan Hill's new book, The Nix, could be a start.

Suffolk, responding to controversy over treatment of Latina student, to require microaggression training for all professors

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Suffolk announces new policy in wake of furor over a Latina student's report about how her instructor doubted her vocabulary.

Princeton proposal would require all students -- even those already proficient -- to study a language other than English

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Princeton general-education proposal would require all students -- even those already proficient in a foreign language -- to study a language other than English. Most of the shrinking number of institutions with requirements let students test out of them.

NYU professor who used anonymous Twitter account to criticize the university, trigger warnings and safe spaces is on paid leave

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An NYU professor who used an anonymous Twitter account to criticize the university, trigger warnings, safe spaces and the ‘academic left’ is on paid leave days after his identity was revealed. What happened?

Latina student's story about how professor reacted to word "hence" sets off debate on stereotypes

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Blog post called “Academia, Love Me Back” raises concerns about stereotypes and inclusivity.

New analysis shows gaps between humanities Ph.D.s and others with doctorates

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New analysis points to workplace gaps in nonacademic employment and salaries of those who earn doctorates in humanities vs. those in other fields. Gender gaps apparent as well.

Book explores uses and abuses of data to measure science at the institutional and faculty levels

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Book offers critique of uses of big data to measure the output of professors and institutions, arguing that technique is equivalent to “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”

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