Professions

U of Oregon suspends professor who wore blackface to party

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University of Oregon suspends faculty member while investigating her conduct at a Halloween party. Many of her colleagues demand she resign. Legally, can she be sanctioned?

U of Tennessee investigating a professor and popular conservative blogger for tweeting that drivers should "run down" protesters in North Carolina

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U of Tennessee investigates professor and popular conservative blogger for tweeting that drivers should "run down" protesters in North Carolina.

Study examines bystander behavior in cyberbullying cases

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A study on bystander behavior and cyberbullying raises questions about student behavior in large online courses.

A professor fails his entire class and his university intervenes

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Professor at Texas A&M at Galveston was so frustrated with students' performance that he told them he wouldn't pass anyone and that he was done with them. Administrators had other ideas.

Accreditation snag delays Yale U.'s hybrid physician assistant program

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Yale U.'s hybrid physician assistant program hits an accreditation snag -- a win for critics who have wanted the program to be evaluated as a stand-alone offering.

Unusual sexual harassment case at Northwestern U. brings out advocates of student indemnification

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Unusual sexual harassment lawsuit at Northwestern U., in which a professor is suing a former graduate student who accused him of assault, has sparked debate about student indemnification policies.

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.

Law professor responds to students who complained about her Black Lives Matter shirt

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When students complained about a Black Lives Matter shirt, she responded in a letter now going viral, but without any identification. We'll tell you who she is.

Colleges need better way to judge performance of professors in professional fields (essay)

We need to find better ways to evaluate faculty members in professional disciplines for tenure and promotion -- a sort of "professional analytics," Michael Bugeja argues.

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Colleges award tenure

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

Clarkson University

  • Costel C. Darie, chemistry and biomolecular science

Frostburg State University

  • Dwane Dean, marketing and finance
  • Heather Gable, nursing
  • Wei Li, sociology
  • Suzanne McCoskey, economics
  • Richard Russo, geography

McDaniel College

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