Politics

A More Deliberative Democracy

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U. of New Hampshire establishes network to change tenor of national discourse -- and improve campus decision making.

Gutting Shared Governance?

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Northwestern blasted for suspending professors' input for 3.5 years while journalism school undergoes curricular overhaul.

Skepticism of Faculty and Tenure

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New poll finds majority of public believes bias is problem in college classrooms and questions role of tenure.

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.

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