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Eastern Mennonite U. opts not to lift ban on hiring gay faculty

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Pressure grows at Mennonite institutions to end ban on hiring non-straight professors. Eastern Mennonite U., which many hoped was about to shift, declines to do so. But it leaves in place suspension of policy.

 

Gay rights group's FOIA request for professor's research pits privacy vs. academic freedom

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FOIA requests regarding (another) U. of Virginia professor's research raise questions about email privacy and academic freedom yet again. And this time, the professor happens to be married to the university's president.

Study suggests research plays bigger role in faculty evaluations, student evaluations could matter less

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Research is playing a bigger role in faculty evaluations, while collegiality is declining in importance, study suggests. Student evaluations remain important in assessing faculty, but could be given less weight going forward.

Unofficial Internet campaign outs professor for alleged sexual harassment, attempted assault

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Controversial Internet campaign "outing" an unnamed philosophy professor for alleged sexual assault and harassment attracts praise and criticism.

Quinnipiac faculty 'reeling' from rapid cuts

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Quinnipiac professors are still 'reeling' from a rapid-fire round of faculty layoffs and wondering why some faculty jobs are being eliminated even as new ones are being created.

 

Arizona State professor accused of plagiarism for second time

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A professor accused and cleared of intentional plagiarism has been accused again, this time for his new book. His defenders say the real issue is that the allegations are being made anonymously.

Contract renewal for adjunct with criminal past raises academic freedom concerns at Illinois

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Should a history that includes membership in the Symbionese Liberation Army and jail time disqualify one from keeping an adjunct job? Even if the instructor was open about it and received rave teaching reviews?

Colleges try new approaches to post-tenure review

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One college is trying to make it collegial; others are trying to target low performers. Is there a way to make the process meaningful, fair and attractive to faculty?

 

Oberlin backs down on 'trigger warnings' for professors who teach sensitive material

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Facing widespread faculty opposition, Oberlin drops policy requiring warnings about material that may be upsetting to students. Do students need such cautions?

Research shows professors work long hours and spend much of day in meetings

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New research finds professors spend considerable time in meetings and on administrative tasks, and much of their time alone.

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