Faculty

Elizabeth Warren has been criticized and praised for sounding like a professor

Elizabeth Warren has been criticized and praised for sounding like a professor -- which she is. How will her academic chops influence her presidential run?

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UC Davis is latest institution to adopt a reference check policy to stem faculty misconduct

University of California, Davis, is latest institution to adopt a reference check policy in fight against faculty misconduct. 

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Professor says his course proposal on conservative thought was rejected because of diversity rule

Professor says his course proposal on conservative political thought was rejected because it doesn't advance diversity as it's widely understood. He thinks that's wrong.

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Columbia law adjunct is latest to leave academe following release of new film on Central Park Five

A Columbia law adjunct is the latest person to leave a place in academe following the release of a new film on the Central Park Five.

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Communication scholars debate how the field's distinguished scholars should be picked going forward, in the interest of diversity, equity and inclusion

Communication scholars debate how the field's distinguished scholars should be picked going forward, in the interest of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Wiccan professor sues St. Bonaventure for discrimination

Wiccan professor sues St. Bonaventure, her alma mater, for discrimination.

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Professor loses sex discrimination case over her pay but vows to fight on

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A professor's department found she was paid less than men were, unfairly, for failing to go out and get other offers. A judge said that didn't matter.

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Institutions generally don't have provisions against professors dating students they just taught

Institutions tend to either ban student-faculty dating altogether or where a supervisory relationship exists. But they don't ever say professors can't date students who were recently -- sometimes very recently -- in their classes.

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Governing board at University of Mississippi debates professor's tweets

A professor's future at the University of Mississippi was uncertain for several hours Thursday as the statewide governing board debated his social media record before finally granting him tenure.

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Historian at U Minnesota 'celebrates' tenure with critiques of governing board's recent actions in renaming debate

Historian at U of Minnesota "celebrates" tenure with a scathing critique of her governing board's recent actions against a building-renaming proposal. She says she couldn't have risked these statements without job security.

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