Politics

You Like Frisbee? I Like Frisbee!

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In matching graduate students with each other as mentors, Purdue wants to know more than just academic interests.

Faculty Communication 101

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Christopher J. Loving, who runs leadership workshops for academic leaders, shares reasons why faculty relationships go sour.

Affirming Professors' Role or Denigrating It?

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At a time that many professors fear that administrators don't value tenure, the headline on Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Web site seems like something that would draw applause: "Rensselaer to Review Faculty Governance to Strengthen Role of Tenured, Tenure-Track Faculty."

Reframing the Debate About What Professors Say

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AAUP releases principles to defend rights of faculty members against those calling for anti-indoctrination or balancing measures.

Hoover in the Heartland

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Alumni provide funds for U. of Illinois to promote capitalist thought, with goal of creating public university equivalent of Stanford think tank -- and spreading model elsewhere. Some professors are alarmed.

The Liberal (and Moderating) Professoriate

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Professors lean left, but major new study of faculty views finds more centrism and less radicalism than critics of academe see -- with growing moderation among young academics.

Ethics Rebellion in Psychology

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Departments at Earlham, Guilford and Smith Colleges blast professional association for not going far enough to prevent use of field's knowledge to help interrogate those without due process rights.

American Studies on Offense and Defense

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Scholars consider how to get more engaged in the political process -- and how to fend off attacks on what they do.

Fight Over Tenure and Faculty Rights

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Professors at Del Mar say interim president is rewriting the rules and writing away their job security; he says he's trying to promote standards. Battle shifts to court today.

Professors and Politics (Again)

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Research coming out today finds (surprise) that faculty members lean to the left -- and charges that "groupthink" limits hiring and other decisions.

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