Faculty members protest tenure, shared governance changes to Board of Regents


Faculty members say the university system's Board of Regents missed an opportunity to ask that the legislature abandon controversial changes to tenure and shared governance.

AAAS pulls 'sexist' advice column amid outcry from readers


AAAS pulls advice column telling a female postdoc to ignore her adviser's attempts to look down her shirt, amid outcry from scientists.

Wisconsin faculty incensed by motion to eliminate tenure from state statute

Faculty members at the University of Wisconsin System are incensed at a legislative move to eliminate tenure from state statute.

Boston U. distances itself from new professor's comments about white male students

Boston U distances itself from an incoming professor's controversial remarks about white male college students.

College defends professor accused of being anti-Christian

When a Polk State professor found himself accused of being anti-Christian, the college's leaders answered back -- and said he was entitled to academic freedom.

Just how much math, and what kind, is enough for life sciences majors?

'Instrument of torture' or building block of understanding? UCLA and other universities debate how much math, and what kind, is enough for life sciences majors.

Adjuncts participate in National Day of Action for a Living Wage

Adjuncts across the country participate in a national day of action for a living wage. How do their interests align with low-wage workers from outside academe?

Writing teachers talk teaching students about 'white privilege' at composition instructors' meeting

Writing instructors at Conference on College Composition and Communication talk about teaching about racism and white privilege -- and the political and career risks they face for doing so.

Historians discuss ways to engage students on Ferguson protests

At annual meeting, historians discuss ways to engage students on protests in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere.

New report argues for better mentoring, pay, and career progression for postdocs

National Academies report sees system in disarray and calls for better pay, more mentoring and speedier path to their own labs.


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