JOBS OUTSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

Campus and academic communities left to wonder why after a professor's suicide

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Death of department chair at Texas A&M -- a prominent figure in rhetoric nationally -- leaves scholars with more questions than answers.

Attorneys general announce settlement with for-profit college marketer

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In the first result of a multistate investigation into for-profit colleges, state attorneys general announce a settlement -- with a marketing company.

New book proposes teaching-intensive tenure-track model to address 'real' crisis in the humanities

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New book proposes teaching-intensive tenure track to address what it calls the "real" crisis in the humanities.

Visiting assistant professorships get a bad rap. One college says it does them better.

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If visiting assistant professorships get a bad rap, one college says it does them better.

Ohio State faculty object to draft intellectual property policy

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Ohio State University faculty members object to a proposed new intellectual property policy they say is too vague and appears to be too broad.

 

Colleges teaching digital skills can bridge middle skills gap

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More digital skills courses would help community colleges fill the middle-skill career gap, a report asserts.

Historians reject vote on controversial anti-Israel resolutions

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At business meeting of American Historical Association, members refuse to consider last-minute proposals to condemn Israel's treatment of Palestinians.

Harvard law professor says requests for trigger warnings limit education about rape law

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Professor sets off debate by writing that student requests to avoid discussions on rape law are limiting important parts of legal education. Some faculty say that they don't avoid the topic, but handle discussions in different ways than they do other subjects.

Panel of anthropologists discuss student debt, other concerns about higher ed at annual meeting

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Anthropologists discuss student debt and other concerns about the "commodification" of higher education, and debate role of faculty members in reform efforts.

Vassar professors' essays about racial profiling and racism attract attention

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Back-to-back essays by two Vassar professors, one of them a former dean, renew a debate about treatment of minority faculty members.

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