Faculty

Division, investigations, faculty departures… What is going on in Hope College's music department?

Division, investigations, faculty departures … What is going on in Hope College's music department, where students value those who have left?

Professor is suspended for using the N-word in class in discussion of language from James Baldwin essay

Professor is suspended for using the N-word in class. He was discussing language in a James Baldwin essay. Given the slur's potential to throw learning off course, is it ever worth using in the classroom -- if it ever was?

New research says relatively simple interventions are effective in addressing faculty workload imbalances and inequities

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New research says some straightforward interventions are effective in addressing faculty workload disparities.

U of Illinois Faculty Senate considering ways to protect classroom spaces from political disruptions

U of Illinois Faculty Senate is considering what to do about students who want to disrupt classes over political disagreements with professor.

Small-college leaders share how their institutions have attempted to ward off enrollment crises before they happen

Small-college leaders share how their institutions have attempted to ward off enrollment crises before they happen.

Wright State professors strike over board-imposed contract they say would gut faculty rights and compensation

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Wright State professors strike over a board-imposed contract they say would gut faculty rights and compensation. Non-tenure-track faculty members would have to wait nine or more years for job stability under university plan.

Ave Maria forecloses on the home of a faculty critic (and his nine children)

Ave Maria University and its president, James Towey, call the loan of a former professor who sued the university, possibly forcing him, his wife and their nine children from their home.

Email to students at U of Houston about body odor raises concerns about how to broach this delicate topic, if at all

Professor's email at U of Houston about body odor, referencing some cultures, raises concerns about how to broach this delicate topic, if at all.

Erroneous job ads with the preferred candidates' names in the title roil academics who have experienced sham searches

Erroneous job ads with the preferred candidates' names in the titles roil academics who have experienced "sham" searches.

Franciscan U bans a book that portrays the Virgin Mary as sexual and ousts the department chair who taught it

Roman Catholic colleges have some of the most open curricula among religious institutions. But that didn't stop Franciscan University from banning a book that portrays the Virgin Mary as sexual -- and ousting a department chair for teaching it.

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