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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Cary Nelson faces backlash over his views on a controversial scholar

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In the backlash over Cary Nelson backing the U. of Illinois for denying a job to a controversial scholar, no one is more surprised at the outrage than Cary Nelson.

Northeastern professors raise questions about three tenure denials

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Northeastern U. professors say they were denied tenure due to changing publication standards aimed at upping the university's reputation.

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