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Fantasies and Due Process

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Should e-mail in which a professor shares sexually explicit thoughts about students factor into his suitability to keep his job? Is case in Texas one of enforcing professionalism, or overreaction?

Defining Political Correctness and Its Non-Impact

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New analysis of faculty database finds identifiable group of professors with common views on bias, but no willingness to discriminate on politics -- and considerable success for the politically incorrect.

Us vs. Them in Academe

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What do administrators think about professors? That they should be move involved in campus governance, but lack the knowledge and perspective to do so, survey finds.

Satisfied Academics

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Study that anticipated professors' satisfaction levels might sink to those of industry scientists gets surprising result: Academe is seen as a good place to work.

Will Adjuncts Pay to Be Certified?

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New business announces plan to charge $395 for a process that could assure teaching quality to prospective employers.

Presidential 'Pabulum' and a Professor's Punishment

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The e-mail messages wouldn't have won Donald Steiner any dinner invitations to the president's home.

In one e-mail to a faculty discussion group at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Steiner -- a research professor -- responded to a recent message from President Shirley Jackson to the faculty by writing: "Sadly, I found more of the same subterfuge and insulting pabulum."

Realities of Dual Careers

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Survey of top research universities finds 36% of full-time faculty have academic partners, but study doesn't find many formal hiring policies.

Tolerant Faculty, Intolerant Students

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Seeking to respond to critics of perceived lack of intellectual diversity on campuses, Georgia higher ed system conducts statewide survey and finds the problem isn't professors.

Equal Start, Less Equal Progress in Social Sciences

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Women begin post-Ph.D. careers with same success levels as men, but face significant differences in terms of work-family balance, new analysis finds.

AAUP Turns to Scholar of Higher Education

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Faculty group turns to professor who studies professors and their working conditions as its next general secretary. Plus a podcast interview with Gary Rhoades.

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