Faculty

Major survey shows professors worry about discrimination but aren't prepared to deal with classroom conflicts over diversity

Major survey shows that professors worry about discrimination but aren't prepared to deal with classroom conflicts over diversity. Other findings touch on mentoring, pay and politics.

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Faculty proposal would split a U.S. history and ideals gen ed sequence across the Cal State system

Faculty proposal would split a U.S. history and ideals required sequence across the CSU system. Historians aren't happy with the idea.

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DePauw to shrink by laying off dozens of staff and offering buyouts to 100 faculty members

Facing flat enrollment and strained annual budgets, DePauw University will tap endowment to finance layoffs for dozens of staff members and hefty voluntary retirement packages for a graying faculty.

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What lessons can be learned from the Wright State faculty strike?

Lessons learned from the Wright State strike: professors will fight against an imposed contract, for their right to bargain over health care -- and for basic respect.

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American Historical Association says letters of recommendation can wait until candidates pass a first look

American Historical Association says hiring committees shouldn't ask for letters of recommendation until candidates pass a first look.

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Linfield College is moving forward with a plan to cut its faculty -- apparently with or without professors' input

Linfield College is moving forward with a plan to cut its faculty -- apparently with or without professors' input.

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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