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Professor pulls syllabus letting students set own grades as 'stress-reduction policy'

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Professor’s “stress-reduction policy,” mocked by conservative websites, found to violate university policy.

Research suggests that students may make more academic progress by focusing on task-oriented goals than on grades

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Setting goals can help students do better academically, and shorter-term, tangible goals are most effective, paper finds.

Cal State Fullerton reinstates lecturer after arbitrator finds no evidence for most charges against him

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Cal State Fullerton reinstates part-time professor after arbitrator finds no evidence that he attempted to hit a student at a pro-Trump event, as was alleged when he was fired by the university.

Study finds large share of cases involving faculty harassment of graduate students are serious

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New study of harassment of graduate students by faculty members suggests that the problem is worse -- both in level of offense and prevalence of repeat offenders -- than many believe.

Examining bluegrass’s move from hollers to university halls

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Article sets off debate on whether a roots genre from Appalachia risks its authenticity when colleges study and teach it.

American U scholar says provost cherry-picked negative student ratings of her teaching to deny her a promotion

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American U scholar says provost cherry-picked negative student ratings of her teaching to deny her a promotion

Carl Wieman makes an evidence-based plea for better science instruction in new book

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Carl Wieman makes an evidence-based plea for better science instruction in a new book on what might be his grandest experiment yet.

AAUP discussion centers on the many benefits of embracing students as both 'learners and teachers'

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Despite recent criticism of student reviews of faculty members, there is a system that’s working, AAUP conference is told.

Federal appeals court revives professor's case against Texas Tech over his anti-tenure views

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Federal appeals court revives professor’s case against Texas Tech, which he says retaliated against him over his anti-tenure views.

Analysis finds significant drop in humanities majors but gains in liberal arts degrees at community colleges

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Declines in bachelor’s degrees awarded are particularly notable for English and history, but trends at community colleges may cheer advocates for the liberal arts.

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