Many Complaints of Faculty Bias Stem From Students' Poor Communicating, Study Finds

College students would be less inclined to see their instructors as politically biased and more inclined to deal well with such bias if they were taught better communication and argumentation skills, a new study has found.

How students communicate when confronted with opposing viewpoints, the study found, has a lot to do with how likely they are to see instructors as politically biased or to react to perceptions of bias in ways that undermine their own learning. In a nutshell,