02 mars 2019

17 Professors Gone or Reassigned

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Division, investigations, faculty departures … What is going on in Hope College's music department, where students value those who have left. More...

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I Can't Believe It's Not Tenure

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Tenure is again at risk in Iowa. Some scholars say legislators should study their own history, since a case during World War II is to many experts a classic example of why protecting academic freedom matters. More...

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Deal Reached to End Wright State Faculty Strike

HomeBy Colleen FlahertyWright State University and its American Association of University Professors-affiliated faculty union reached an agreement late Sunday to end the union’s three-week strike. Details were not immediately available. More...

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Professor Brings New Meaning to ‘No Excuses’

HomeBy Colleen FlahertyHoward University is distancing itself from an unidentified professor who apparently wrote in a syllabus that family deaths were no excuse for missing exams. The syllabus -- reported on by theDaily Mail after someone identifying herself as a student posted it on Reddit -- says, “There will be no makeup exam, quizzes or assignments” and, “Please don't bring me doctors'/death certificates, funeral obituaries I will no accept these [sic]. I also cannot make exceptions for jobs, birthdays, dates with celebrities, etc.” More...

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Refusing to Be Their Own Executioners

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Linfield College is moving forward with a plan to cut its faculty -- apparently with or without professors' input. More...

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Gender and Racial Gaps Among Professors

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Ten of the most selective institutions in the U.S. and five others in the United Kingdom and Canada still have major gender and racial gaps among senior academics, despite diversity initiatives to close them, according to a new analysis published in The Lancet. More...

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Too Taboo for Class?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Augsburg University in Minnesota suspended a professor for using the N-word during a class discussion about a James Baldwin book in which the word appeared -- and for sharing essays on the history of the word with students who complained to him about it. More...

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Evening Things Out

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. New research says some straightforward interventions are effective in addressing faculty workload disparities. More...

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Faculty Pay Gaps Over a Lifetime

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Gender equity initiatives have cut the salary gap between male and female faculty members at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to 1.9 percent from 2.6 percent in 2005, but the residual difference still means significantly less wealth for women over a lifetime, according to a new study in JAMA Network Open.Read it here. More...

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Trolls in the Classroom

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. U of Illinois Faculty Senate is considering what to do about students who want to disrupt classes over political disagreements with professor. More...

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