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University Of Illinois Professor Put On Paid Administrative Leave For Refusing To Give PowerPoint Slides To Learning Disabled Student

Inside Higher Ed, A Hill to Retire On?: A dispute over electronic lecture slides and accommodations for a learning-disabled student may have ended the teaching career of Michael Schlesinger, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Schlesinger said Thursday that he's learned from his lawyer...

Columbia Offers 1-Year Masters In Data Journalism For $106,000

Inside Higher Ed, $147,000 for a One-Year Master's? In Journalism?: For those with an extra $147,514 lying around, there is a new a master of science in data journalism from Columbia University’s School of Journalism. For everyone else, dropping just over $106,000 for tuition and fees — plus $41,232 in...

Charlotte Law School's License To Operate Expired Aug. 10, May Shut Down

Charlotte Observer, Three Weeks Before Class, UNC Says Charlotte School of Law’s License Expired Inside Higher Ed, For-Profit Law School Blows Deadline WSOCT, Charlotte School of Law No Longer Has License to Operate, May Shut Down Prior TaxProf Blog coverage: It Begins... Department Of Education Cuts Off...

The GRE Is Shaking Up Law School Admissions

Inside Higher Ed, Shaking Up Law School Admissions: Harvard Law School announced in March that it would start to accept the Graduate Record Examination for admissions, not just the traditionally required Law School Admission Test. At the time, only one other law school — the University of Arizona's — had...

Does UNC Board's Vote To 'Defang' Civil Rights Clinic Unduly Intrude On Law School's Curricular Decisions And Academic Freedom?

Following up on last week's post, UNC Votes To Block Law School Civil Rights Clinic From Taking On New Clients: Inside Higher Ed, Banning the Right to Sue: UNC Board of Governors may bar civil rights center from litigation, raising questions about the role of law schools and academic freedom....

Howard Law School Finds Tenured Prof Guilty Of Sexual Harassment Due To Exam Question About A Client Receiving A Brazilian Body Wax

Inside Higher Ed, Brazilian Wax Question Lands Professor In Hot Water: Howard University has found a professor of law guilty of sexual harassment in relation to a 2015 test question involving Brazilian waxing. At first blush, it’s the kind of case that might anger even modest professors concerned about the...

American University Provost Denies Tenure To Latina Prof Based On Standard Deviation Of Her Student Evaluations, Rather Than The 'Tyranny Of The Mean'

Inside Higher Ed, Student-Evaluated Out of Tenure: Carolyn Brown, an assistant professor of journalism at American University, says it’s her ethical duty to hold her students to high standards, especially the kinds of firm deadlines they’ll face in their careers. So she wonders why American is denying her tenure over...

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3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Interview with Ceri Dingle, director of Every Cook Can Govern: The Life, Impact and Works of C.L.R. James My column for June 28, 2017 at Inside Higher Ed     The word went around a few years ago that someone in England was working on a documentary about the West Indian historian, revolutionary political theorist […]

Tenured Prof Refuses To Teach Summer Course Because Under-Enrollment Would Have Cut His Pay 43%

Inside Higher Ed, Professor Cancels Course Over Proposed Pay Cut: A professor of biology at Youngstown State University canceled a summer course after finding out that the university planned to prorate his salary based on low enrollment, WKBN reported. The professor, Chet Cooper, reportedly said that “it was wrong for...

$110 Million Buys You Nothing At The University Of Wisconsin

Inside Higher Ed, A School Money Can't Buy: The price to buy nothing has gone up over the last 10 years, and an exclusive group of donors is very interested in finding out what the next 10 will bring. In the fall of 2007, the University of Wisconsin Madison announced...

Academic 'Mansplaining'

Inside Higher Ed, Academic 'Mansplaining' 101: “Let her speak, please!” That’s what a member of the audience yelled at last weekend’s World Science Festival in New York during a panel on Pondering the Imponderables: The Biggest Questions of Cosmology. Video of the incident has since gone viral, with many calling...

Chaired Professor Wages Court Battle Against Tenure

Inside Higher Ed, Case Against Tenure: James Wetherbe, Richard Schulze Distinguished Professor at Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business, is the rare academic who doesn’t want tenure. He thinks so little of tenure, in fact, that he’s been waging a four-year legal battle against the notion that professors must...

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4 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

This is big: Betsy DeVos appoints First Amendment advocate Adam Kissel as Deputy Assistant Secretary for higher ed programs [Inside Higher Ed] “He is currently exploring restorative justice from an anti-authoritarian perspective.” [East...Show More Summary

Judge Says Yeshiva University Cannot Fire Tenure-Track Professors For Financial Reasons

Inside Higher Ed, New York Judge Says Yeshiva University, Based on its Own Policies, Can't Terminate Tenure-Track Professors For Financial Reasons: You get a tenure-track job. You meet all expectations and then some. Then, halfway through your tenure-track period, you are let go, something like an at-will employee. Sadly, it’s...

Faculty ‘Adjunctification’ Isn’t a Spreading Plague

Many articles in publications sympathetic to the higher-education establishment such as The Chronicle and Inside Higher Ed would lead the reader to believe that it won’t be long before nearly all full-time professors have been replaced...Show More Summary

The Inescapable Vagueness of Academic Hiring

Inside Higher Ed ran a piece yesterday from a Ph.D. student pleading for more useful data about job searching: What we need are professional studies, not just anecdotal advice columns, about how hiring committees separate the frogs from the tadpoles. What was the average publication count of tenure-track hires by discipline? How did two Ph.D.…

Do Some Feminist Professors Even Know What the Word 'Rape' Means?

Last week Inside Higher Ed published an essay from an anonymous feminist professor that truly has to be read to be believed. In it, she describes being triggered into literal hysterics by a male student’s essay (at one point saying that...Show More Summary

College professor unfairly compares her student to her rapist

A college professor has anonymously written an article for Inside Higher Ed covering the fact that she failed a white male student’s paper because he spoke just like her rapist.

Female Professors Outperform Men in Service, To Their Professional Detriment

Inside Higher Ed, Female Professors Outperform Men in Terms of Service — To Their Possible Professional Detriment: Women shoulder a disproportionately large workload at home in ways that might disadvantage them professionally. But are female professors also “taking care of the academic family” via disproportionate service loads? A new study...

University Of Wisconsin Faculty Survey Finds Widespread Bullying: Does Reward System Breed 'Academic Assholes'?

Inside Higher Ed, Madison Faculty Survey Finds Widespread Bullying: Some 35 percent of faculty members who completed a survey on work-life issues at the University of Wisconsin at Madison reported having been bullied by colleagues within the last three years, The Cap Times reported. “The measure of incidence of hostile...

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