Several professors recently have come under fire for communications with students they intended to remain private. But little is private in the Internet age, experts say.
Recent sanctions by colleges against faculty members have some calling for renewed discussion of when a professor should and shouldn't be removed from duty.
At U. of Oregon, some professors fear that administrators are using contract negotiations to undercut academic freedom rights.
Eastman Chemical's lawsuit raises issues about academic and corporate research and conflicts of interest.
Collegiality is a sticky subject when it comes to personnel decisions. But some argue that a well-defined notion of collegiality could make for better department dynamics in the long run.
Leading professors in Middle Eastern studies are stunned by Georgetown scholar's tenure denial. Some blame Middle Eastern politics and others blame the politics of political science.
Cary Nelson warns that MOOCs could lead to erosion of faculty members' intellectual property rights.
New Russian law requiring NGOs to register as "foreign agents" if they receive funding from foreign sources and are engaged in "political activity" threatens closure of an independent polling agency and raises concerns about climate for scholarly collaborations.
Jason Richwine quit Heritage Foundation amid controversy over his Harvard dissertation on race and IQ. Critics are now raising questions about work by a Michigan State physicist and vice president.
Is it ever legitimate for an instructor to bar use of a "biased" news source for a class assignment?
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