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Asian-American professor sues UIC, alleging race discrimination

An international relations professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago has filed a lawsuit against the school, alleging he was discriminated against because he is from Korea.
Seung-Whan Choi's lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago, claims that after the Korean-born U. ...




At the University of Oregon, no more free speech for professors on subjects such as race, religion, sexual orientation

1. Last week, the University of Oregon made clear to its faculty: If you say things about race, sexual orientation, sex, religion and so on that enough people find offensive, you could get suspended (and, following the logic of the analysis) even fired. This can happen even to tenured faculty members; even more clearly, it can happen to anyone else. ...




The right formula

MEBANE — Deanna Beckham has the confidence of a seasoned teacher.
 
This is her fourth year teaching math at Eastern Alamance High School, but her 21st year in the Alamance-Burlington School System.
 
A native of Alamance County, a graduate of Elon College and, later, Elon University, she says her love of education began with her father, who taught in and retired from the Burlington City Schools. ...




Balancing cybersecurity and academic freedom is a challenge on campus

Cybersecurity concerns crop up everywhere you turn lately – around the election, email services, retailers. And academic institutions haven’t been immune to security breaches either. According to a recent report by VMware, almost all universities (87 percent) in the United Kingdom have been the victims of cyber crime. ...




How to Write an Adjunct Professor's Resume

Writing a professional resume is always a challenge; writing a resume for an adjunct professor’s position may be even more so because you must include an additional category: teaching experience. You also may wish to emphasize accomplishments from your college years, if they are relevant. ...




5 reasons to consider a career in higher ed

Bascom Hall on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Madison. Working for your alma mater can open up a career path you never knew existed.
Three years ago, I was a college senior grappling with what I was going to do when I graduated in two months. ...




Academe Has Its Benefits

Jessica Erb, assistant director of admission at Southern New Hampshire U., earned a bachelor's degree there without paying tuition. University policy entitles her two sons  to the same benefit.
 
 
During the eight years Jessica Erb has worked at Southern New Hampshire University, her employer has offered up a feast of benefits that is probably every bit as valuable as her salary. ...




College Employment Gets High Marks for Fringe Benefits

Employees who work at a university or college enjoy many fringe benefits that add significantly to their overall job satisfaction. Here is a peek behind the ivy-covered walls of today's universities to see how these benefits can make colleges attractive places to work. ...




Writing a College Adjunct Professor Resume or CV

All too frequently, people graduate from college and expect to step right into their dream job teaching at a college. However, as most people know, this idealized plan very rarely occurs. When you are looking to establish yourself in the world of higher education, an important first step is to gain experience. ...




The Assumptions We Make About Diversity

Most faculty want to make their classes as inclusive as possible, but sometimes we have assumptions that get in the way of exploring all of the possibilities for inclusion. We can begin by examining some assumptions about diversity.
Assumption 1: “My students aren’t diverse. ...