Duke U freshmen object graphic novel depicting lesbian relationships

Duke U freshmen say a celebrated graphic novel depicting lesbian sex and relationships shouldn't have been included on their recommended summer reading list, and some won't read it.

Faculty non-poaching lawsuit alleges suppression of wages and violation of anti-trust laws by Duke U

Some say it's bad form for colleges to actively recruit faculty members from neighbor institutions. Antitrust lawsuit alleges that agreement between Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill essentially barred Duke from hiring UNC faculty.

Northwestern U's arts and sciences college updates titles for teaching faculty and offers path to promotion


Northwestern's arts and sciences college offered new titles and clearer paths to promotion -- but no tenure or additional pay -- to teaching-track professors. Faculty members say it's a model that works.

Faculty layoffs in absence of financial exigency spark ire at Valdosta State U.


Faculty layoffs in the absence of financial exigency at Valdosta State U spark ire, questions.

Revised AP U.S. history framework seeks to calm critics

New framework for AP U.S. history has more American exceptionalism and more on the Founding Fathers, responding to critics who said first version was too leftist.

Adjunct faculty at Florida SouthWestern see cuts as full-time professors get increases


Florida SouthWestern's salary decisions raise questions about equity between part-time and full-time faculty.

Academics, publishers find new communities on Reddit


On Reddit, the "Wild West" of social networks, individual scholars and publishers find authenticity helps in establishing a presence.

Faculty members criticize proposed changes to gen ed accreditation standards for engineers

Critics say proposed changes to accreditation standards for general education dilute the competencies that give U.S.-trained students a competitive edge. Accreditor, meanwhile, says new standards will lead to easier assessment of outcomes and more innovation in teaching.

TIAA-CREF survey reveals adjuncts' concerns about having enough savings in retirement

TIAA-CREF survey reveals adjunct faculty members' concerns about having enough savings to retire. Experts say the situation for most adjuncts is even more dire.

Author of new book on 'purposeful graduates' says colleges must talk to students about making meaningful lives

Author of new book on "purposeful graduates" says colleges must talk to students about the importance of creating and living meaningful lives.


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