Politics

Backlash Over an Ouster

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AAUP, used to questioning managerial decisions of colleges, faces tough questions from own members about treatment of its now former general secretary.

Dissent vs. Vandalism

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Northern Kentucky suspends professor photographed removing anti-abortion display on campus.

Division at RPI

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President Shirley Ann Jackson -- a national leader on science -- angers professors and students and barely wins no confidence vote.

The Evolving (Eroding?) Faculty Job

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2 leading scholars of the professoriate release book outlining just how dramatically academic work is changing.

'Hotness' and Quality

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If you’re not sexy, you might want to be easy.

At least if you’re a professor concerned about your rating on RateMyProfessors.com. James Felton, a professor of finance and law at Central Michigan University, and colleagues looked at ratings for nearly 7,000 faculty members from 370 institutions in the United States and Canada, and his verdict is: the hotter and easier professors are, the more likely they’ll get rated as a good teacher.

Fact-Checking David Horowitz

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Coalition of academic groups releases detailed response to book on "most dangerous academics," finding it "sloppy in the extreme."

Gallaudet Opposition Grows

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Faculty members -- in series of votes -- join students opposed to the board and its choice for president.

If There's a Will

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If departments want black science, math and engineering students to become faculty members, they should have mentors who want close relationships with them, according to a recent study from the University of California at Berkeley.

Unfair Dismissals Found

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Reviews by AAUP question treatment of professors at Greenville College and New Mexico Highlands University.

Truth and Consequences

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Faculty inquiry finding misconduct by Ward Churchill also faults his university -- and leaving fate uncertain, is sure to stoke more debate.

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