Do gay and lesbian professors face discrimination from students? A new study–just published in The Journal of Applied Social Psychology–suggests that they do, with regard to perceptions of political bias, Inside Higher Ed reports. The study (abstract available here) notes the difficulty of judging the legitimacy of professors’ claims that students don’t treat them the same as they do straight professors……Read More
For much of 2011, Wisconsin has been a leading actor in politically tinged dramas about higher education, Inside Higher Ed reports. In February, the battle over collective bargaining rights of public employees erupted (it remains unresolved), with those who work in higher education among the affected. March saw the controversy over an open records request, which some saw as a politically motivated, for the eMails of a renowned history professor who had been critical of Governor Scott Walker. The state has also been home to a highly charged fight–now reaching its climax–over whether to grant autonomy and administrative flexibility to the University of Wisconsin at Madison.…Read More
Is the internationalization of higher education suffering from a midlife crisis? Jane Knight, a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, posed that question during a standing-room only session provocatively titled “The End of Internationalization?” Thursday at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference, reports Inside Higher Ed.
“Or are we having an identity crisis? Or are we losing its true north? Are we losing some of the key values about what is behind and supporting and guiding internationalization?”