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For Yale in Singapore, It's Deja-vu All Over Again

Jim Sleeper | Posted 09.26.2014 | Education
Jim Sleeper

Once again, the liberal-arts college in Singapore to which Yale has given its name, prestige, energy, and talent finds itself dancing awkwardly with the government over a right that liberal education depends on and should foster.

Civility and Its Discontents

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 09.19.2014 | College
Brian Rosenberg

So long as no actual harm is caused and no one's opportunity to live and work in safety is threatened, rudeness, coarseness, and other varieties of incivility should not be forcibly excluded from a college community

Leading Faculty Group Condemns Trigger Warnings As A 'Threat To Academic Freedom'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.09.2014 | College

The American Association of University Professors, one of the nation's leading college faculty groups, announced this week it formally opposes the use...

Why I Am Opposed to an Academic Boycott of Israel

Mark Rice | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Mark Rice

After more than a week of intensive discussion among a group of people I respect, the National Council of the ASA endorsed a call for an academic boycott of Israel.

Faculty Claim They Were Called 'Satan' Through Pay Raises

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.30.2013 | College

A group representing faculty at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law claims several members were called "Satan" through specific numbers represented ...

The 10 Colleges That Pay Professors The Most

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.19.2013 | College

Five universities pay the average full professor $200,000 or more, a new survey reveals. The annual report from the American Association of Univers...

Liberal Arts Professors in the 36th Percentile?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 07.14.2013 | College
Victor M. Feraru

Julie Winterich, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, was researching women's salaries in higher education when she came across some interesting information regarding Guilford faculty salaries. Guilford faculty and staff are some of the lowest paid in the industry.

Tyler Kingkade

National Group Pressures Colleges To Save Adjunct Teaching Hours

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.08.2013 | College

Colleges that reduce working hours for part-time instructors to avoid providing them health insurance coverage are under fire this week, even as they ...

'Faculty Primacy' at the Expense of Student Success

Robert Shireman | Posted 04.08.2013 | College
Robert Shireman

A faculty committee's zealous protection of turf would be understandable if it was limited to academic turf, such as the content of a chemistry course or the grade a student deserves on a paper. However, the primacy umbrella covers almost everything that matters at a college.

The Missing Signature at Modesto Junior College

Robert Shireman | Posted 04.04.2013 | College
Robert Shireman

Anywhere else in the country the academic senate's obstinacy could be written off as absurd. But in California, community college academic senates claim special powers: regulations severely restrict the situations under which they don't get their way.

Ward Churchill in the Journal of Academic Freedom

David Moshman | Posted 08.14.2012 | College
David Moshman

Churchill was fired in 2007 and brought a First Amendment lawsuit that remains in progress. Because his case raises crucial issues of academic freedom, it is important that the conclusions of the Colorado AAUP report be widely disseminated.

The 10 Colleges With The Richest Professors

Posted 04.10.2012 | College

The average full professor at Harvard University makes slightly less than $200,000 a year, according to a new survey from the American Association of ...

Prof. Rights Group Slams CU Boulder Over Firings

The Huffington Post | By Matt Ferner | Posted 06.07.2012 | Denver

The Colorado Conference of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), a university professors' rights organization, released a report l...

A Bad Week for the Army Corps of Engineers

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

A 30-page report prepared by the American Association of University Professionals (AAUP) reveals that LSU had a 'prevailing position' on the cause of the flooding after Katrina and that Dr. van Heerden's research and public stance ran contrary to that position.

Judge Removes Hurdle for Corps of Engineers Whistleblower

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

"This is a stunning decision for us because the judge has acknowledged that LSU tried to stop my reporting of the Corps' faulty design of the flood protection levees and of the MRGO (Mississippi River Gulf Outlet)."

When Academic Administrators Lose Their Moral Compass

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.10.2011 | College
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Bill Watts, associate professor of English at Butler University, has just published a compelling and cautionary account of what can happen when univer...

Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and First Amendment Rights of College Faculty

David Moshman | Posted 06.18.2011 | College
David Moshman

We should not be lulled into complacency about the state of academic freedom. At the academic core of teaching and research, intellectual freedom is no longer protected by the First Amendment.

Academic Freedom and Indoctrination

David Moshman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
David Moshman

We all support essentially the same principles of academic freedom, including respect for the authority of faculty over the curriculum and respect for the right of students not to be indoctrinated.

The Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska

David Moshman | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education
David Moshman

Every state should have an academic freedom coalition. It just takes someone to get it going. It could be you.

Academic Freedom: Not Just for College Professors

David Moshman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
David Moshman

Teachers should have intellectual freedom because such freedom enhances the quality of education and research, thus serving the common good.

Bethune-Cookman University Says Professors Were Fired For Sex With Students

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Faced with accusations of denying due process to seven professors dismissed last year, Bethune-Cookman University countered that, in four cases, the p...

Liberty and Learning: Academic Freedom as Intellectual Freedom

David Moshman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
David Moshman

The aim of this new blog is to explain and promote academic freedom, which provides schools with academic integrity, maximizes the quality of education and research, and protects students from indoctrination.

Interview with Prof Ivor van Heerden: the latest on his wrongful firing by LSU

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sandy Rosenthal

Just as the long Memorial Day weekend began, federal Judge James Brady scolded administrators at Louisiana State University (LSU) over their handling ...