Politics

Study finds those with graduate education are far more liberal than peers

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Study finds those with graduate education not only lean more to the left than do other Americans, but have done so increasingly in the last two decades.

New book details realities of being a conservative professor of the humanities and social sciences

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New book-length study details realties of being a conservative professor in the overwhelmingly progressive humanities and social sciences. While many see bias and periodic slights, many are also succeeding.

Georgetown law debates intellectual diversity and institutional neutrality in wake of Justice Scalia's death

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After Georgetown law issues statement mourning the justice's death, some professors object -- and others balk at the way they shared their objections.

Questions and criticism surround survey on tenure at U of Wisconsin

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U of Wisconsin professors want to know why they weren't informed of who was behind survey that showed up this week -- and that has now been taken offline.

Faculty non-poaching lawsuit alleges suppression of wages and violation of anti-trust laws by Duke U

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Some say it's bad form for colleges to actively recruit faculty members from neighbor institutions. Antitrust lawsuit alleges that agreement between Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill essentially barred Duke from hiring UNC faculty.

Study finds that students themselves, not professors, lead some to become more liberal in college

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Study finds that the more students engage with faculty members and academics, the more their political views moderate. Student activities are what appear to encourage those already leaning left or right to tilt further.

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.

Michigan State suspends professor from teaching following anti-Republican remarks

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Creative writing professor at Michigan State crossed line from free expression to disrespect on the first day of class, administrators say. Faculty advocates say he's entitled to hearing before peers.

AAUP recommends more communication between faculty and governing boards

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In light of several recent, high-profile cases of poor communication between faculty and governing boards, AAUP advocates for regular interaction between the two groups and more shared governance.

Votes of no confidence proliferate but their impact seems minimal

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As the number of faculty votes of dissatisfaction with university administrators rises, the influence of such votes seems to wane.

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