Research + News | Topic: Faculty

Party Schools

David Horowitz zeros in on the indoctrination of students by ideologues. Read the article here.

The 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers

The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a look at developing the qualities of powerful teachers. From the article:

American higher education seems to be experiencing a kind of teaching renaissance. Articles on the subject proliferate on this site and others, suggesting a renewed interest and commitment to the subject across academe.

Read the full article here.

Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care?

New book by sociologist Neil Gross explains how academic liberalism became a self-reproducing phenomenon, and why Americans on both the left and right should take notice. Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care? is available from Harvard University Press.

Learn more about the book here.

Read a review by Mark Bauerlein (The Weekly Standard) here.

The ‘Benevolent Sexism’ at Christian Colleges

A new study published in Religion and Education finds that women faculty at an evangelical university say they’re undermined and passed over for advancement because of their gender. But they’re happier than they’d be at secular schools. Biola University professors attribute this paradox to “benevolent sexism” and the high value evangelicals place on personal relationships.

Read a Christianity Today interview with the professors here.

Faculty Moving Further to the Left

A survey released by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) suggests that undergraduate faculty are moving further to the left. Among full-time faculty members at four-year colleges and universities, the percentage identifying as “far left” or liberal has increased notably in the last three years, while the percentage identifying in three other political categories has declined.

Read a report from Inside Higher Ed here.

Learn more about the HERI Faculty Survey here.