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L.A. Trade-Tech faculty demand ouster of president amid campus scandals

Los Angeles Times

More than 120 faculty members at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College on Wednesday demanded the ouster of President Laurence Frank, saying his failure to address scandals involving school officials' grade fraud and questionable use of federal funds had caused bitter division and "utter chaos" on campus. Frank, a former L.A. deputy mayor, declined to comment. L.A. Community College District Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez told The Times he retained confidence in Frank and did not plan to remove him. Deirdre Wood McDermott, chairwoman of Trade-Tech's language arts and humanities department, presented a petition of no confidence signed by 127 faculty members at Wednesday's district board meeting. That's about 20% of faculty members but includes more than half the faculty in most academic departments, including English, math, behavioral and social sciences, business and civic engagement, and language arts, she said.


300-Plus Purdue Faculty Sign Petition Opposing Kaplan Deal

U.S. News

Sanders tells the Journal & Courier the chief concerns remain the lack of faculty involvement in the process and how Purdue's name and educational brand will be attached to Kaplan University's online product. Some professors warn that product it isn't up to West Lafayette campus' standards.


Kansas University faculty wants Chick-fil-A banned from campus for fears of 'safety,' 'mental well being'

FOX News

Despite being closed on Sunday, Chick-fil-A is still the third largest fast food chain in the country. Shouldn't a business be able to donate to the cause of their choice? Christopher Hale and Shane Idleman are here to debate this growing religious freedom conflict. A few Kansas University faculty members are not fans of allowing Chick-fil-A to be served on campus because they believe the chain violates "safety and inclusion". The faculty council, filled with "extreme frustration," wants America's favorite restaurant removed from campus for being a "bastion of bigotry" after KU administrators relocated a Chick-fil-A from a basement to "prime real estate" on campus to the Memorial Union.


UW Regents Approve Faculty Teaching Load Policy

U.S. News

The Board of Regents approved a broad policy to satisfy the mandate Thursday at UW-Madison. Evers, a Democrat, is running against Republican Gov. Scott Walker next year.


Faculty enablement programme on Internet of Things

#artificialintelligence

A press release issued here on Tuesday said that Faculty Enablement Programme covered topics such as Introduction to IoT, Elements of IoT, IoT Architecture, IoT kit–demo, IoT Solutions from Infosys, Edge Networks, Communication Technologies, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, IoT Platforms - Future trends and challenges.