As Grade-Grubbing Worsens, Faculty Turn to “Stand Your Ground” Laws

As Grade-Grubbing Worsens, Faculty Turn to “Stand Your Ground” Laws

FORT WELCH, Florida.  Lydia Pfeiffer is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at a state college in this panhandle hamlet, and as she finishes grading the last of 47 exams in her Introduction to Post-Neo-Modernist American Literature course you’d expect her to be smiling. Instead, a look of dread comes over her face as […]

A New Movement is Rising—Adjunct Teachers’ Unions Spring Up Nationwide

A New Movement is Rising—Adjunct Teachers’ Unions Spring Up Nationwide

By Bob Peterson Northeastern University. Gonzaga. University of St. Thomas. Adjunct faculty are unionizing at college large and small. A revitalized teacher union movement is bubbling up in the midst of relentless attacks on public schools and the teaching profession. Over the next several years this new movement may well be the most important force […]

At Temple University Officials Under Pressure To Sack Adjunct Who Made anti-Semitic Comments

At Temple University Officials Under Pressure To Sack Adjunct Who Made anti-Semitic Comments

by Adam Kredo Temple University is seeking to reassure donors and top officials after a member of its staff engaged in anti-Semitic rhetoric on a secret listserv and questioned the deaths of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust. Temple president Neil Theobald blasted out a message to university trustees over the weekend after the school came […]

We Need a New Way to Teach Economics

We Need a New Way to Teach Economics

by John Komlos, PhD Remember the walkout of students from their Principles of Economics class at Harvard a couple of years ago in solidarity with the ‘Occupy” movement? They thought that the economics they were being taught was doctrinaire, failed to provide a balanced perspective on the real existing economy, and did not show sufficient […]

Suing Students Who Post Unflattering Reviews to RateMyProfessors.com

Suing Students Who Post Unflattering Reviews to RateMyProfessors.com

by Andrea Anderson A UW-Whitewater professor is suing her former graduate student, saying the student’s comments on websites are defamatory. “When you make false statements of fact repeatedly about another person with the intent of harming them, that’s over the line,” said Tim Edwards, attorney for UW-Whitewater communications professor Sally Vogl-Bauer. “If you truthfully say, […]