New survey on faculty activities and attitudes

New survey of faculty members finds decreased time on teaching, gender differences in classroom approaches, and more stress in the public than private sector. Plus new data on part-timers.

Berkeley launches plagiarism investigation in light of public nature of complaints

Berkeley has launched investigation into plagiarism allegations against Terrence Deacon in response to very public campaign for Deacon to admit to alleged oversight errors in citations.

California lawmakers target students and faculty to pass tax hike measure


California politicians are targeting students and faculty members to support a ballot measure that, by raising taxes, could stave off cuts to higher education and tuition hikes.

Stanford professor goes public on attacks over her math education research


Stanford professor goes public on attacks she has received over her work on mathematics education, and raises the question of the difference between "responsible disagreement and academic bullying."

Seminary threatens to discipline professor for offending prospective students, donors

Tennessee seminary told a tenured professor he was offending would-be contributors and should look for work elsewhere.

Study finds that liberal arts colleges are disappearing


Study finds a significant decline over the last 20 years in number of institutions whose missions align with the sector.

Authors discuss new book on academic motherhood

Authors discuss new book about how women in academe balance their work and family responsibilities.


Scholars debate etiquette of live-tweeting academic conferences


Scholars debate the etiquette of live-tweeting academic conferences.

New graduate enrollments are down

New graduate enrollments fall, with notable declines in students from the U.S. Decreases are greatest for education and arts and humanities.

Many universities still have ad-hoc policies about lactation resources


An American U. professor set off a debate over breast-feeding in class. Not everyone agrees on that issue, but most experts say colleges should make it easy for breast-feeding employees to pump. Are institutions doing their part?


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