Academic freedom

Political Purge or Quality Control?

An adjunct teaching the Middle East is yanked from a course at Brooklyn College, with very different interpretations as to why.

Striving for Catholic Solidarity

Bishops and college presidents discuss ways to deal with issues of academic freedom and religious faith.

Adjunct Wins Back Course

Following debate over academic freedom and job qualifications, Brooklyn College will let grad student teach course on Middle Eastern politics.

How RPI's Faculty Voice Was Quieted

When the Faculty Senate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute voted, in spring 2006, to widen its membership to include contingent faculty, it set in motion a series of events that left the senate in a state of limbo and shredded the notion of shared governance, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Association of University Professors, which was based on an investigation by the national group.

Presidential Art Critic

Should the leader of a college be ordering the removal of a painting in a faculty art show?

Church and State (Universities)

Major higher education groups urge Supreme Court to consider appeal of ruling they fear could force public colleges to financially support worship and other practices of religion.

When the Professor Is Controversial

AAUP issues draft guidelines to keep personnel decisions focused on academic competence, not political views.

Censorship or a Mirage?

Pratt Institute rejects allegations that it tried to marginalize liberal-bashing student art.

The Would-Be Provost Who Quoted Marx

After furor in local press over a 1998 journal article, appointee to senior position at Kennesaw State withdraws.

Protection or Loophole?

Professor's case against a seminary challenges the use of "ecclesiastical abstention" to limit rights of faculty members to sue.

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