English literature and composition

Two companies give faculty more control of online courses

StraighterLine and Udemy offer the potential of self-employment to entrepreneurial professors. But will a free market for online teaching pay off for faculty?

College cuts adjuncts' hours to avoid Affordable Care Act costs


At one community college, the national health-care law would have assured adjuncts access to health insurance, but the institution is cutting their hours to avoid the requirement.

New College of the Humanities enrolls first class amidst questions on price and profits

New College of the Humanities, in London, seeks to meld the American liberal arts and Oxford tutorial models. But critics have focused on its £18,000 annual price tag and its corporate structure.


Distinguished literary scholar and Cornell University professor turns 100

M. H. Abrams, one of the 20th century's great literary critics, turns 100.


U.S. officials try to assuage international educators' concerns on English programs

Federal officials address concerns over approval for English language institutes, but key questions remain unresolved.

Student suspended after he writes of affection for professor

Was Oakland U. right to suspend a student after he revealed in his class writing journal that he finds his instructor attractive?

Faculty clash with Duke on proposed writing program changes


Unionized faculty members in the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University allege that proposed changes are intended to force them out and replace them with nonunionized adjuncts.


Active learning? Sure. But don't give up on literacy-based learning (opinion)

In the push for active and learner-oriented instruction, let’s not abandon classic methods of reading, writing and lecturing, Matt Ayars argues.


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