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Writing teachers talk teaching students about 'white privilege' at composition instructors' meeting

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Writing instructors at Conference on College Composition and Communication talk about teaching about racism and white privilege -- and the political and career risks they face for doing so.

Berkeley tries to track and address salary gaps among professors

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A Berkeley analysis of disparities by race and gender in faculty salaries raises key questions: Which gaps matter? Why do gaps vary? What can be done to eliminate them?

National survey suggests a greater focus on teaching but ongoing concerns about diversity, adjuncts

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Survey of undergraduate instructors suggests increased attention on student-centered teaching and ongoing concerns about diversity and adjunct working conditions. 

Racial microaggressions on campus at center of new film

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The movie "Dear White People" is "a satire about being a black face in a white place." Does it accurately portray race relations on mostly white campuses?

Eastern Mennonite U. opts not to lift ban on hiring gay faculty

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Pressure grows at Mennonite institutions to end ban on hiring non-straight professors. Eastern Mennonite U., which many hoped was about to shift, declines to do so. But it leaves in place suspension of policy.

 

Black professor's essay raises questions on why she was investigated after offending white students

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A black female professor says she has been repeatedly investigated by her college for talking about race in ways that offended some white students.

Eastern Mennonite U. will review policy on hiring gay faculty

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Eastern Mennonite U. -- in a move that is highly unusual for members of a Christian college group -- will reconsider its ban on employing faculty members in same-sex relationships.

 

University of Colorado plan to survey political climate draws mixed reactions

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University of Colorado board votes to survey state of political diversity, with focus on Boulder campus. Will the responses help anyone?

How to retain a diverse faculty (essay)

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Recruiting underrepresented faculty without fixing retention problems creates a revolving door, not long-term change, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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How might colleges and universities best prevent ethnic fraud in faculty hires?

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Should anyone police whether professors have the racial or ethnic background they claim? Native American studies group calls for more accountability in the wake of several disputes.

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