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Heins, Marjorie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
For years, libertarians had fought laws and policies barring Communists from teaching as direct assaults on the First Amendment, while supporters of loyalty programs had painted all Communists as mental slaves of Moscow. In 1952 the Supreme Court upheld New York's 1949 Feinberg Law, which required detailed procedures for investigating the loyalty…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Democracy, Constitutional Law, Political Attitudes
Lake, Peter F. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
In their efforts to manage the college environment, many higher-education institutions have deployed complex systems of student discipline--often in the form of legalistic codes of conduct. Paradoxically, says the author, major challenges involving students on campuses appear to be getting worse: high-risk alcohol/drug use persists; student…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Discipline Problems, Discipline, Drug Use
Kochersberger, Bob – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The author shares how he helps a student who is a drug addict and reflects about the role of teachers on the campus. He believes that most teachers on the faculty are caring individuals, often parents themselves who want the best for their students. But the author also realizes that teachers are pressed for time, have a wide range of conflicting…
Descriptors: College Students, Drug Addiction, College Faculty, Teacher Role
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Recent court rulings have challenged the long-held concept of academic freedom for faculty members. As an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Kevin J. Renken says he felt obliged to speak out about his belief that administrators there were mishandling a National Science Foundation grant to him…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Public Colleges, Government Employees, Courts
Glenn, David – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The faculty union at the City University of New York must make it easier for nonmembers to receive refunds of union dues spent on activities other than collective bargaining, a federal judge ruled this month. Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom, of the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, found that the union, the Professional Staff Congress (or PSC),…
Descriptors: Unions, Court Litigation, Fees, Expenditures
Blumenstyk, Goldie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports on a conflict between the inventor of a medicine for dry eyes and the university where she worked, which highlights the pitfalls in commercialization of academic discoveries. Renee L. Kaswan, the former professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Georgia has been prodding the institution to be more aggressive in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Intellectual Property, Business, Employer Employee Relationship
White, Lawrence – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Virginia State University Carey E. Stronach assigned an undergraduate a final grade of D after the student had failed three classroom quizzes. The student, who claimed to have received A's on two of the quizzes, submitted fax copies of his score sheets to Stronach, who concluded that the student had doctored his scores. The student appealed to the…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Court Litigation, College Faculty, Grading
Manicone, Nicolas M. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
A case that the Indiana Supreme Court recently ruled on dealt with the question of whether a professor whose fixed-term contract expires becomes unemployed on a voluntary or involuntary basis. Indiana State University appointed William LaFief as an assistant professor of marketing for the 2004-2005 calendar year. After reappointing him for…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Eligibility, Court Litigation, College Faculty
Perlmutter, David D. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Everyone on the tenure track should get tenure. However, not everybody can get tenure everywhere. In fact, one of the main reasons why some educators fail to get tenure is that they are fighting the wrong war on the wrong battlefield, at an institution where they do not quite fit. One can only get tenure if only he or she is realistic in his or…
Descriptors: Tenure, Failure, College Faculty, Job Performance
Romano, Carlin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2006
This article presents the case of of Martin Zelnik v. Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) et al. and the ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on the case. Zelnik served on the faculty of FIT from 1969 to 1999, retiring as a full professor of interior design. Zelnik applied for an emeritus status but was denied by FIT. The…
Descriptors: Faculty Promotion, Interior Design, Court Litigation, College Faculty
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2005
"Chronicle of Higher Education" presents an abundant source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. This February 25, 2005 issue of "Chronicle of Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "Sins of Admission" (Sumner, James); (2) "Admissions Today: 6…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Admission, College Choice, Scores
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2005
"Chronicle of Higher Education" presents an abundant source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. This February 2, 2004 issue of "Chronicle for Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "Who's in Charge Here?" (Fish, Stanley); (2) "Conference Man…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Higher Education, Conferences, College Faculty
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2005
"Chronicle of Higher Education" presents an abundant source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. This April 8, 2005 issue of "Chronicle for Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "Words Worth Their Weight in Cash" (Markin, Karen); (2) "Diary of a…
Descriptors: Grants, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Academic Freedom
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2005
"Chronicle of Higher Education" presents an abundant source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. This May 6, 2005 issue of "Chronicle for Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "No Extra Credit For You: If It's Exam Week, It Must Be Time for Students to Make…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Trustees, Unions
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2005
"Chronicle of Higher Education" presents an abundant source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. This May 27, 2005 issue of "Chronicle of Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "Fullbright of the Mind" (Phelps, Christopher); (2) "The Matchmaker:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, College Faculty, Higher Education
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