U of Arizona professors say they're blackballed from service

Faculty members at the University of Arizona say they’ve been blocked from service on a key committee because they’ve criticized the institution in the past. What’s going on?

Matthew Abraham, a light-brown-skinned man with dark hair; Keith Maggert, a white man with long dark hair and a beard; and Wei Hua Lin, an Asian man wearing glasses.

Publisher blocks access to ebooks; students, faculty scramble

Wiley withdraws more than 1,300 titles from a large multidisciplinary ebook collection for libraries as fall classes begin, hindering students’ access to affordable learning materials.

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University tells professors to stay 'neutral' on abortion

Citing new and existing state laws, University of Idaho tells employees what they can (and mostly can’t) say and do regarding abortion. The institution says it may also cease to provide birth control.

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New study finds 80% of faculty trained at 20% of institutions


Prior research demonstrates insular faculty hiring practices within certain disciplines. A new study finds them across fields. What does that mean for knowledge production?

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Scholars targeted by China Initiative seek accountability

Their lives upended, two scholars targeted by the DOJ’s controversial anti-espionage program fight back in their own ways.

Xiaoxing Xi and Anming Hu, both Asian men with dark hair wearing glasses. Xi has slightly protruding ears and is wearing a burgundy shirt; Hu has a rounder face and is wearing a white shirt.

The push for more active learning spaces on campus

Limited access to active learning spaces may disproportionately hurt historically excluded groups, and institutions should build more of these spaces in the name of equity, according to a new study. Where does higher ed stand on next-generation learning spaces?

A collage of photos showing students using active learning spaces, as described in the story.

Author charts her way back from faculty burnout in new book


Author charts her way back from severe faculty burnout in new book. While the work includes individual coping strategies, it’s also a wake-up call to institutions to stop perpetuating a culture of overwork.

The cover of Unraveling Faculty Burnout and a headshot of Rebecca Pope-Ruark, a white woman with red hair and glasses.

Accused harasser John Comaroff returns to Harvard


Accused harasser John Comaroff’s first week back teaching at Harvard was met with a walkout, and other developments in the related lawsuit against the university.

John Comaroff, an older white man with white hair.

Eastern Michigan faculty strike over health care, governance


Professors say the university’s health care cost-sharing proposal, which would dramatically increase their premiums, forced their hand. Eastern Michigan files for an injunction to force faculty members back to work.

Faculty members wearing red shirts hold picket signs saying "EMU-AAUP Faculty for a Fair Contract."

Should professors still record lectures? Maybe. Maybe not

The pandemic may be fading, but some students still need accommodations and flexibility, proponents say. Others argue that recorded lectures inhibit class discussion, compromise privacy and threaten faculty intellectual property rights.

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