Politicization

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CUNY Faculty Union on Kushner: “What, Me Worry?”

May 09, 2011 by Mitchell Langbert |

A controversy is raging concerning CUNY Trustee Jeffrey Wiesenfeld's objections to John Jay College's proposal to grant an honorary degree to playwright Tony Kushner.

Oops! In Dean Search Political Bias Went Public

May 03, 2011 by George W. Dent |

Case Western Reserve University School of Law rejected a conservative candidate after a website raised objections to his politics.

The Intemperance Movement

Apr 28, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood analyzes the anger behind a women’s-studies professor’s rude response to an invitation from College Republicans.

Davidson Professor Blasts Student over Opinion Article

Apr 21, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

An exchange in the student newspaper raises questions about the standards of civil discourse on campus.

Libertarian Defends Professor Cronon (While Blasting the Hypocrisy of the Left)

Apr 13, 2011 by Jonathan Bean |

Over at the leading libertarian magazine, Reason, writer Shikha Dalmia attacks conservatives for using FOIA laws to invade the privacy of historian William Cronon. At the same time, Dalmia defends Open Records laws while noting…

April 13 is Class Action Day

Apr 11, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

A coalition of faculty unions and organizations, including the California Faculty Association (CFA), the AAUP, the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Education Association, have created a “Campaign for the…

Cronon’s Whirlwind

Apr 06, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Efforts to access a professor’s e-mail may be petty but aren’t necessarily a violation of academic freedom.

William Cronon’s Partisan Bloviation

Mar 28, 2011 by Mitchell Langbert |

The University of Wisconsin's Professor William Cronon has involved himself in a partisan Wisconsin battle concerning public employees' bargaining. In his blog he bloviates against the Republican Party's open records…

Why Are Most College Professors Liberal? New Studies Investigate

Mar 23, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

This week Neil Gross and his colleagues released two new studies analyzing clues as to why the majority of professors are politically liberal. They focus on graduate school. What sort of person goes to graduate school? Does a certain…

Politicizing the Classroom, Part 2

Mar 02, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood completes his two-part critique of the new statement from the American Association of University Professors on political controversy in academe.

Politicizing the Classroom, Part 1

Mar 01, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood examines the AAUP’s new report on political controversy in the academy.

Ideology in the Industrial Relations Academy

Feb 25, 2011 by Mitchell Langbert |

The Labor and Employment Relations Association, previously called the Industrial Relations Research Association, is a learned society devoted to industrial and labor relations. Traditionally, LERA has supported the National Labor…

A Closer Look at the AAUP’s New Statement on Controversial Professors

Feb 18, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Inside Higher Ed interviewed NAS president Peter Wood on his thoughts on the AAUP's statement, released today, on academic freedom for professors who take sides in controversies. While NAS agrees with the AAUP on some…

Bloggers Pick Up Peter Wood’s Piven-Beck Article

Feb 14, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Peter Wood's Chronicle article on the Piven-Beck controversy has been getting a lot of attention from five noteworthy online forums. 

Peter Wood Appears on Inside Academia TV

Feb 14, 2011 by |

This week Peter was a guest in a video interview with Inside Academia in which he spoke about the convergence of campus politicization and the push to put more students through college.

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