Social Sciences / Education

West Virginia University lets controversial speaker appear and answers his attack on professor

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West Virginia University defends right of Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos to speak, but also right of students and faculty members to answer back when he attacked a professor who advocates for gay and minority students.

Latina student's story about how professor reacted to word "hence" sets off debate on stereotypes

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Blog post called “Academia, Love Me Back” raises concerns about stereotypes and inclusivity.

Jewish professors at Wheelock College say they were subject to campaign of harassment

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Jewish professors at Wheelock College say they were subject to campaign of harassment after suggesting that Jewish students are underrepresented in campus life.

Voter registration data show Democrats outnumber Republicans among social scientists, 11.5 to 1

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Study of public voter registration data shows that Democrats outnumber Republicans among social scientists, 11.5 to one. Does it matter?

Q and A with author of new book on 'gender shrapnel' in academe

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Gender-based discrimination in the academic workplace isn’t always overt, but the “shrapnel” of small indignities stays with you. That’s the premise of a new book on this kind of bias, and how to alleviate it.

New study could be another nail in the coffin for the validity of student evaluations of teaching

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New study adds to evidence that student reviews of professors have limited validity.

Sociologists discuss how departments should consider social media activity and other public communications in tenure and promotion decisions

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American Sociological Association report suggests standards by which departments may consider social media activity and other public communications in tenure and promotion decisions.

U New Mexico reopening investigation into professor's conduct after new reports of sexual harassment emerge.

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U New Mexico says it's reopening an investigation into a professor suspended over sexual harassment findings and who was about to return to his duties -- after new reports emerge about the professor's conduct.

New analysis: New England colleges responsible for left-leaning professoriate

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New analysis suggests that one region is responsible for much of the national imbalance in the ideological leanings of faculty members.

Stopping tenure clock may help male professors more than female, study finds

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Colleges adopted policies to stop the tenure clock to help professors who are new parents, especially mothers. Study suggests fathers may be the real beneficiaries.

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