New books warn of expanding notions of academic freedom and checks on free speech that are hurting higher education

New books on academic freedom and free speech argue that the most serious threats to academic freedom and free speech are coming from within higher education.

Both complainants and respondents in sexual assault cases question privacy policies

Privacy is paramount in dealing with sexual assault cases. But is there such a thing as too much privacy?

Recent legal cases point to link between anti-adjunct bias and age bias

Several legal challenges suggest a key challenge for long-term adjuncts seeking jobs on the tenure track is age discrimination.

Salaita case illustrates 'two cultures' of academe, many experts say

Most of the opposition to the U. of Illinois decision to block the hiring of Steven Salaita has come from the humanities, and most of the university's defenders are campus scientists. Why?

Mills College adjuncts protest changes that were instituted shortly after a union vote

Mills College adjuncts, fresh from winning a union vote, protest job eliminations and program changes that seemed to kick in just as collective bargaining was won.

U. Illinois board votes 'No' on Salaita appointment

Steven Salaita will not work at the U. of Illinois, trustees confirm Thursday. But they commit to doing the "right thing," possibly in a settlement.

Berkeley chancellor angers faculty members with remarks on civility and free speech

As Berkeley chancellor joins those calling for more civility in academe, faculty critics see an attack on academic freedom.

Sewanee puts faculty back in charge of freshman advising

It's hard to offer meaningful advising to new students before they arrive on campus. But Sewanee says it can be done, with professors making key decisions.


Book advocates 'Reacting to the Past' pedagogy

In new book, creator of "Reacting to the Past" details history of the pedagogical technique and advocates its wider adoption.

Study examines professors' writing assignments for students

National study examines the nature of assignments -- and finds many of them lacking in creativity.


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