Social Sciences / Education

Faculty members allege a pattern of breach of contract at San Francisco State University

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At San Francisco State, professors allege a pattern of ignoring promises made to recruit or retain faculty members.

Case at Brooklyn College raises questions about line between academic freedom and interpretations of Title IX

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Can a syllabus be a form of sexual harassment? And should a professor know when he's being investigated for his extra-credit policy, use of triangles and declaring that his class is not a "safe space"?

Research suggests some students are more likely than others to perceive political bias of professors

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Study suggests that whether students think their instructors have political bias is linked to attitudes about entitlement and grades, not what the professors are saying or doing.

Colleges award tenure

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

Gettysburg College

  • Abou Bamba, Africana studies
  • Avner Dorman, music
  • Yeon-Su Kim, music
  • Jennifer Powell, biology
  • Stefanie Sobelle, English
  • Brent Talbot, music

New York Institute of Technology

Two universities in Belgium join forces for English-language bachelor's program

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Two Belgian universities join forces to offer unusual undergraduate program for internationally minded students.

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.

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