Pleas for Civility Meet Cynicism

September 11, 2014 / Phil Lesch

Advocates of academic freedom see college leaders’ calls for lowering the temperature of campus debates as attacks on free speech. read more >


On Trigger Warnings

September 09, 2014 / Phil Lesch

A current threat to academic freedom in the classroom comes from a demand that teachers provide warnings in advance if assigned material contains anything that might trigger difficult emotional responses for students. read more >


U. of Texas Cancer Center Intensifies Its Challenge of AAUP

September 05, 2014 / Phil Lesch

The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, affiliated with the University of Texas, has escalated its challenge to the American Association of University Professors by rejecting the group’s assurance that any investigation of the center’s tenure practices will be fair. read more >


Advising Freshmen, Empowering Faculty

September 03, 2014 / Phil Lesch

It's hard to offer meaningful advising to new students before they arrive on campus. But Sewanee says it can be done, with professors making key decisions. read more >


Poorer By Degrees

September 02, 2014 / Phil Lesch

Here is a link to Poorer by Degrees, a new short documentary by Jennifer Shuberth, a former faculty member at Portland State University read more >

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