JOBS OUTSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

National survey suggests a greater focus on teaching but ongoing concerns about diversity, adjuncts

Survey of undergraduate instructors suggests increased attention on student-centered teaching and ongoing concerns about diversity and adjunct working conditions. 

Panel criticizes ASA's Israel boycott at association's annual meeting

Panel criticizes American Studies Association's year-old academic boycott of Israel at body's annual meeting. And the panelists in turn are criticized.

Tufts adjuncts tout pay and job security gains in first union contract

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Adjuncts at Tufts say their first union contract, which includes significant pay and job security gains and a right to be interviewed for full-time positions, could be a model for new unions in negotiations elsewhere.

 

Psychology group objects to book's portrayal of its role in post-9/11 torture

The American Psychological Association objects to a new book's portrayal of its role in government-sponsored enhanced interrogation practices in post-9/11 years.

Speakers at liberal arts conference begrudgingly make case for their utility

Is making a practical case for the liberal arts necessary, or a trap? Attendees at St. John's College conference differ in their opinions.

 

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.

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.

Cary Nelson faces backlash over his views on a controversial scholar

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.

Some teaching and learning centers have closed after the recession, but field is growing over all

Some centers dedicated to teaching and learning have closed as a result of budget cuts. But the field is one of growth over all, experts say.

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

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.

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