Faculty

American U scholar says provost cherry-picked negative student ratings of her teaching to deny her a promotion

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American U scholar says provost cherry-picked negative student ratings of her teaching to deny her a promotion

Trinity College in Connecticut puts Johnny Eric Williams on leave over controversial comments about race

Trinity College in Connecticut places Johnny Eric Williams on leave over controversial comments about race. Faculty groups say college is undermining academic freedom.

Carl Wieman makes an evidence-based plea for better science instruction in new book

Carl Wieman makes an evidence-based plea for better science instruction in a new book on what might be his grandest experiment yet.

Professors are often political lightning rods but now are facing new threats over their views, particularly on race

Professors are often lightning rods, but many see a new menace to academic freedom in recent physical threats against faculty members who speak out on race and other issues.

AAUP discussion centers on the many benefits of embracing students as both 'learners and teachers'

Despite recent criticism of student reviews of faculty members, there is a system that’s working, AAUP conference is told.

Study of faculty members with mental health issues finds mix of attitudes on disclosing and seeking assistance

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New study of faculty members with mental health issues finds they disclose conditions selectively to trusted colleagues but are less trusting of and have worse reactions from staff members whose job it is to help them.

University of California plan links first-generation students with similar professors

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University of California plan forges connections between students and professors who were the first in their families to attend a four-year institution.

Why did Fresno State cancel a search for a professorship named after the late Edward Said?

Why did Fresno State cancel a search for a professorship named after Edward Said? University says procedural errors occurred, but scholars say it didn't like the pool of Middle Eastern finalists with Palestinian research portfolios.

State judge says Yeshiva can't terminate tenure-track professors for financial reasons, based on its own policies

New York judge says Yeshiva University, based on its own policies, can't terminate tenure-track professors for financial reasons.

Wisconsin-Eau Claire policy to require all faculty and staff members to work toward campus equity goals

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire policy will require all faculty and staff members to work toward equity, diversity and inclusion, for consideration in their evaluations. It's controversial, but proponents say it's an efficient way to put values into action.

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