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Conference at U Chicago poses hard questions about how liberal education can be revived

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Scholars consider how to revive the liberal arts and consider the importance of math and science, impact of hyperspecialization, economic inequality, public attitudes, admissions strategies and more.

Pomona moves to make diversity commitment a tenure requirement

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Pomona changes criteria for evaluating teaching to include whether professors are "attentive to diversity in the student body."

Scholars consider how to save the liberal arts

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Scholars at conference on whether liberal arts need saving focus on evolving threats, including diminishing attention spans, mounting consumerism and a desire by administrators to quantify everything.

AAUP finds Mizzou compromised academic freedom in terminating Melissa Click

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AAUP investigation finds that -- regardless of what one thinks of Melissa Click's actions -- U of Missouri board endangered academic freedom by firing her without a faculty review.

Professor says she was fired over well-intentioned but ill-received class discussion on race

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Professor accused of using a slur -- not against an individual -- during a well-intentioned but ill-received classroom discussion about race fails to earn reappointment to tenure track.

Campus unrest follows tenure denial of innovative, popular faculty member of color

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At Dartmouth, an Asian-American professor receives unanimous English department backing and is rejected at higher levels. The same happened to a black historian at the college. Many see a disturbing pattern.

Ball State professor earns tenure despite allegations he pushed creationism in class

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Controversial Ball State U professor earns tenure despite past allegations that he pushed creationism in the science classroom.

Syracuse University promenade plan exposes tension between chancellor and faculty

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Professors at Syracuse University fight a plan that they say reflects the wrong priorities at a time of staff buyouts.

Rutgers Graduate School faculty takes a stand against Academic Analytics

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Rutgers professors vote a second time to seek access to and limits on use of data from Academic Analytics -- as faculty advocates vow to take such criticism to other campuses.

Minnesota Faculty Senate ponders policy making free speech 'paramount'

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Minnesota Faculty Senate mulls statement making free speech a “paramount” value, but critics wonder whether the pledge as written condones hate speech. A separate proposed policy would create an on-campus free speech advocate.

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