AHA recommends publishing placement records

History association urges departments to be much more detailed than many have been about doctoral job placement. Will programs listen?

Colorado State criticized for job posting favoring recent Ph.D.s

Colorado State job ad says candidates must have earned Ph.D.s in 2010 or later -- and the unusual requirement has some academics seeing unfair bias against those who entered the job market at a terrible time.


Colorado Supreme Court rejects Ward Churchill's appeal

Colorado Supreme Court rejects his appeal in decision that some faculty leaders see as danger to academic freedom -- but that some college associations argue is essential to academic freedom.

Faculty panel throws roadblock at plan for 'self-sufficiency' in UCLA b-school

Key faculty panel issues scathing report that could stand in the way of UCLA business school's controversial "self-sufficiency" plan -- an idea that critics view as privatization.

Faculty union in large community college system agrees to performance pay

Faculty union at City Colleges of Chicago agrees to unusual, controversial contract, phasing out "step" raises and creating bonuses based on student outcomes.

American professor suddenly fired from Zayed University


An American journalism professor receives glowing evaluations at Zayed University, in the United Arab Emirates, and then is suddenly asked to leave his position -- and the country.

GOP platform is harshly critical of higher education

GOP's party platform calls out colleges for political and scientific bias, as well as out of control tuition hikes. It also takes a hard line on immigration and affirmative action.

UCF professor’s e-mail accuses students of bigotry

A professor sent a mass e-mail to all of the students in his course when some of them argued that Christianity is a superior religion. Was he right to do so?

One Cal State department refuses to let in out-of-staters over state residents


Cal State told campuses they couldn't admit graduate students in the spring if they lived in the state, but they could take non-Californians and their tuition revenue. At East Bay, one department won't go along.

Paul Ryan's views and record on higher education


Romney's running mate is architect of a budget plan that would impose deep cuts on research and financial aid.


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