Social Sciences / Education

UCF professor’s e-mail accuses students of bigotry

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A professor sent a mass e-mail to all of the students in his course when some of them argued that Christianity is a superior religion. Was he right to do so?

Survey finds that social psychologists admit to anti-conservative bias

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Survey finds healthy minorities of social psychologists admit that they would be more likely to reject a journal submission or a job candidate because of conservative politics.

Adjunct loses courses after going public about threats she received

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Instructor raised concern about separation of church and state at a public university. The day she went public with the threatening e-mails she received, her courses for the fall disappeared.

Harvard kills courses by controversial summer school instructor

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Harvard faculty decides that a controversial economist's statements about Muslims were so offensive that his normal summer school courses should be eliminated.

Palestine course at Berkeley is reinstated after criticisms of violating academic freedom

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Facing backlash and accusations of squelching academic freedom, a class is restored.

Colleges award tenure

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:

Bemidji State University

Northwestern bans a professor from campus and faculty members split on whether move is justified

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Northwestern orders professor to stay away. She says she is being punished for her activism. Some professors defend university, saying she made them fear for safety.

Colleges award tenure

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:

Frostburg State University

  • Shoshana Brassfield, philosophy
  • Daniel Moorehead, sociology
  • Jill Morris, English
  • Jodi Nichols, educational professions
  • Benjamin Norris, chemistry
  • Beth Scarloss, educational professions
  • John Stoothoff, educational professions
  • Wenjuan Xu, computer science and information technologies

Iona College

Tweet suggests Olympic sports for academics

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Scholar suggests competitive sports for professors.

Achieving the Dream looks to increase adjunct faculty engagement

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Six colleges will pilot an initiative to increase adjunct faculty engagement in their campuses’ completion agendas.

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