Academic freedom

Professors afforded few guarantees of privacy in the Internet age

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Several professors recently have come under fire for communications with students they intended to remain private. But little is private in the Internet age, experts say.

Are colleges being too quick to suspend professors?

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Recent sanctions by colleges against faculty members have some calling for renewed discussion of when a professor should and shouldn't be removed from duty.

Wisconsin faculty object to idea that shared governance should change

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Legislators in Wisconsin say that they want campus chancellors acting more like CEOs, with a more limited faculty role.

 

Student protesters accuse Florida Atlantic University of violating their First Amendment rights

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After being punished for interrupting a pro-Israel speaker, students accuse Florida Atlantic University of violating their First Amendment rights.

E-mails reveal that Mitch Daniels, as governor, tried to ban Howard Zinn book

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Mitch Daniels, while governor of Indiana, tried to ban the teaching of Howard Zinn and sought to cut funds to program led by a professor who was a critic, AP investigation reveals. UPDATE: Daniels responds.

Florida Atlantic rehires adjunct at center of controversy over class exercise

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Florida Atlantic rehires instructor at center of controversial class exercise involving the name "Jesus." University reconsiders ban on exercise. Faculty Senate finds administrators "dismally failed" on academic freedom.

Prominent Arab studies scholar challenges Georgetown in tenure decision

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Leading professors in Middle Eastern studies are stunned by Georgetown scholar's tenure denial. Some blame Middle Eastern politics and others blame the politics of political science.

Collegiality experts advocate its role in personnel decisions

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Collegiality is a sticky subject when it comes to personnel decisions. But some argue that a well-defined notion of collegiality could make for better department dynamics in the long run.

NYU establishes campuses and sites around the globe

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NYU reinvents itself as a "global network university," but critics at home question the creation of campuses in nondemocratic countries and the effect of rapid international expansion on programs in Greenwich Village.

Student organizers of a Wharton conference cancel controversial keynote speech

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Student organizers of a forum at Wharton School revoke invitation to controversial keynote speaker from India after professors oppose his appearance.

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