Would a College Fire a Prof for Teaching a Rigorous Course?
Colleges always pay lip service to educational excellence, but they don’t always mean it. That’s because educational excellence often collides with another priority of the administrators, namely student retention.
A Visiting Professor of Conservative Thought Takes on Boulder, Colorado
Several years ago, the University of Colorado Boulder did something pioneering in American higher education. It committed to bringing onto its faculty, on a rotating basis, a notable academic conservative in an endowed chair.
Rights, Duties, and the Vocation of Professor
Even when faculty accept the distinction between training for a profession and education for citizenship, conflicts arise between their role as teachers and their rights as citizens. Some teachers use class time to advocate partisan political positions. I disapprove, but understand they believe the right to free speech guaranteed under the US Constitution‘s First Amendment […]