Academic freedom

Michigan State professor attacked over sexually charged photos

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Michigan State professor poses -- less than fully clothed -- with current and former students and colleagues -- and not everyone appreciates the artistic message.

Whitman College faculty question Koch Foundation grant

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Whitman professors find it inappropriate that the foundation, following a grant for a lecture, requested students' e-mail addresses.

Experts and activists question use of pepper spray at Davis

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Video of police response at UC Davis leaves activists and academics furious -- and experts shaking their heads at a campus response to a nonviolent protest.

Canadian universities adopt new statement of academic freedom

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Canada's university presidents adopt new statement -- without mention of tenure -- and with language that concerns some faculty leaders.

After student complaints, Utah professor denied job

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A professor gave up tenure to move to Utah Valley U., only to lose a chance at a permanent job when students objected to his teaching methods.

Debate over a professor who shouted anti-Israel statement

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Kent State faculty member's shout during a question period of guest lecture sets off debate over methods of expressing dissent.

college's e-mail to faculty about language used in class spurs questions

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A dean at William & Mary sends out an e-mail to faculty members asking them not to use the word "retard."

Assuring Civility or Curbing Criticism?

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Higher ed research group calls off panel that would have focused on controversial issue of its journal that featured articles questioning student engagement surveys.

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