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Newspaper op-ed sets off debate over faculty workload and faculty bashing

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A Washington Post op-ed says professors don't work hard enough -- and leaves many academics furious, and wondering why they are seen as such easy targets.

Canada university's partnership with think tank raises academic freedom questions

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Depending on whom you ask, York University's $30 million partnership with a think tank is either a sensible agreement or an attack on academic freedom.

Louisville lawsuit raises concerns familiar to those on tenure track

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If a department encourages a junior professor to teach more than is the norm, and take on more advisees than normal, is it fair to deny her tenure because she hasn't published enough? And why do so many people know someone with this story?

New study analyzes how faculty pay compares worldwide

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First-of-its-kind analysis compares purchasing power of professors at public universities in 28 countries. U.S. is topped by (in order) Canada, Italy, South Africa and India.

Arizona survey examines student cheating, faculty responses

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Study at a large university identifies which students are most likely to break the academic rules, and suggests theories on how faculty can fight back. For many students, cheating isn't a big deal if it's on homework.

Augustana retreat an exercise in collective governance

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Augustana College president tries to give professors a voice in institutional governance at a time when faculty members across the country feel marginalized.

Philosophers come together to ask for a 'Times' obit

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Philosophers were upset when The New York Times did not publish an obituary of Ruth Barcan Marcus, a preeminent philosopher. Her colleagues organized -- and won the honor for her.

 

Former ASU professors threaten litigation over online course ownership

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Two former Arizona State University professors say that the university violated copyright laws by using their online course material without permission.

Boston U. extends voting rights for most who are off the tenure track

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Boston University gives those who do a lot of the teaching the right to have a say in faculty governance.

New approach for gauging quality of teacher education programs

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A new national commission will set accrediting standards for schools of education, with the hope of producing better, more well-rounded teachers.

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