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Students seek trigger warnings for disturbing class content

When Sage Beatson sat down in her Canadian literature class at Dalhousie University last year, she found herself encountering vivid descriptions of a violent rape. Without warning. 1,229 more words

Online

Toward a New Consensus for Tenure in the Twenty-First Century

The May–June issue of Academe starts out with Clark G. Ross’s discussion of tenure. We think we all know what the concept of “tenure” means, but, in light of recent challenges to tenure, we need to make sure that we do. 250 more words

Faculty

I'm an unethical investment, get me out of here!

I have to admit to being disappointed by my University’s stance on divestment. The story continues to murmur on a fortnight after the decision was announced.   637 more words

Values

On freedom, responsibility, and obligation

Three somewhat unrelated news items in the last few days have got me thinking a little about freedom, and how one asserts it through individual or institutional action: a couple of days ago it was, apparently, … 2,231 more words

Politics

"Requirement that faculty disclose their affiliations is not authorized by the law" - Matthew Finkin

Professor Matthew Finkin writes that “to require faculty to disclose any position held with the entities set out in the Executive Order would infringe on the constitutional right of association: a deaconship in one’s church, an elected position in a veterans’ organization, of an environmental organization, a labor organization, an advocacy group for children, the elderly, the handicapped, …” This disclosure is required on the new  957 more words

Shared Governance

What if You Were Saida Grundy and the Tweets Weren’t Actually Yours?

It may sound very far-fetched, but unfortunately it is not as far-fetched as you might assume.

Today the Chronicle of Higher Education ran a story on Noel Ignatiev, a faculty member at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. 381 more words

Academic Freedom

Constructive dissent keeps wheels of knowledge turning

 21 May 2015

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Steven Schwartz, in looking at the Lomborg centre controversey recounts a story about Albert Einstein during his Princeton days; he was… 828 more words

Higher Education Policy