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AAUP votes to censure Northeastern Illinois U. over academic freedom dispute

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AAUP censures Northeastern Illinois for alleged violation of former professor's academic freedom in tenure denial. Draft of new policy questions ties to Confucius Institutes.

AAUP session centers on engaging pedagogical technique

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Philosopher professor encourages faculty in all disciplines to liven up course sessions with radical but ancient teaching technique.

U. Nebraska changes role of faculty and students in high-level searches

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Should faculty members have less influence in searches for system administrators than they do at the campus level? The University of Nebraska's Board of Regents thinks so.

Requiring participation in large classes is useful teaching tool (essay)

Jonathan Golding describes how his teaching experiment helped students overcome their fears and improved learning.

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Professor sues student over his online reviews of her course

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U. Wisconsin at Whitewater professor says that an aggrieved former student has the right to rate her -- but not lie about her -- on the Internet. She's suing.

 

A professor describes her mother's influence on her job (essay)

Jessica Wells Cantiello’s mother drove her slightly crazy with mountainous packets of news clippings. Now her students are the beneficiaries.

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New book of essays consider whether one should go to graduate school

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New book on making the choice offers an enriching discussion with no clear answers.

Professors and students at Bryan College protest changes to statement of faith

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At Bryan College, whose name honors a famous foe of teaching evolution, faculty and students object to being required to assert the historicity of Adam and Eve.

Professor suing former grad student and lover for defamation, fraud

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Former Pittsburgh professor sues a graduate student in his lab for trying to sabotage his career -- in part by sharing explicit photos -- after their affair went sour.

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