Faculty

Sociologist's essay about 'gray' area of sexual consent sets off allegations of against him

Sociologist’s essay about the “gray” area of sexual consent sets off allegations of rape against him and doubts about whether he should be teaching a class on masculinities in America.

Study of faculty motivation for teaching says intrinsic motivation and believing that teaching is important are linked to best teaching practices

New study of faculty motivation for teaching says certain kinds of motivation -- intrinsic and believing that teaching is important -- are linked to use of best teaching practices, across institution types. Rewards and guilt appear to have no bearing on best practices.

Professional association that supports creative writing departments just ousted its executive director, with no public explanation

A professional association of writers that supports hundreds of creative writing departments just fired its executive director of three decades, with no public explanation.

MLA data on enrollments show foreign language study is on the decline

MLA data show foreign language study is on the decline, but it's unclear what comes first: institutional disinvestment in language programs or waning student interest. In any case, some campuses -- generally those making investments in programs -- are bucking the trend.

Penn says Amy Wax will no longer teach required first-year law courses after more comments about race come to light

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Penn says Amy Wax will no longer teach required first-year courses after another widely criticized set of comments about race -- this time about black law students at the university -- comes to light.

Oakton community college builds faculty-student relationships to increase persistence

Illinois community college sees results from encouraging faculty members to meet one-on-one with students to increase persistence, adding extra pressure on instructors to build relationships with their students.

Faculty members at Wisconsin Stevens Point react to plan to cut 13 majors

“Shocked, dismayed and angry”: faculty members at Wisconsin Stevens Point react to a plan to cut 13 majors, including English, history, political science and sociology, and expand more job-oriented programs.

Tenure votes are usually private, but some accuse Dixie State of using breach of confidentiality claims to fire two professors

Discussions about tenure votes are considered private on most campuses, but some say Dixie State is trumping up breach of confidentiality claims against two professors to get rid of them for political reasons.

'Contra-power' harassment of professors by students isn't that common, but it's real

"Contra-power" harassment of professors by students isn't that common, but it's a real problem.

Study finds evidence of institutional favoritism in academic publishing

Study finds evidence of institutional bias in publishing, in that journals favor the work of authors who either work or studied at the universities that house the publications.

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