Faculty

Editor of prestigious political science journal uses website to deny harassment allegations

The editor of a prestigious political science journal uses its website to deny harassment allegations against him, prompting the Midwest Political Science Association to take action critics say it should have taken months ago.

Labor Department answers questions on academic employees and overtime

Labor Department answers questions about who gets overtime and who doesn't, with online instructors, among others, now no longer eligible.

AAUP's annual report on faculty compensation takes on salary compression and more

AAUP's annual report on faculty compensation takes on salary compression, gender inequality and more. Explore our exclusive database of AAUP faculty pay at 1,000 institutions.

University pledges action after report paints damning picture of sexual harassment in piano program

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At Utah State, one professor is out and reforms are pledged for a piano program where misconduct was tolerated.

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.

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