Many of the City University of New York’s part-time faculty members oppose a new labor agreement that their union heralds as offering them big gains.
A panel on harassment in academe, particularly in the sciences, explored why it’s difficult to punish professors for inappropriate behavior and what can be done about that. Here are three themes from the discussion.
Academics in the two groups say they see it as their duty to point out historical precedents for a Trump presidency and to help the public make educated choices.
Student researchers from Penn State arrived at the Republican National Convention expecting chaotic — and perhaps frightening — scenes of activism. Instead they got a lesson in the unpredictability of social-science fieldwork.
Terri Coleman, an adjunct at Dillard University, says the apparent plagiarism by the wife of the Republican nominee will make it onto her syllabus.
Aided by a public outcry, the publisher thwarted a plan to shut it down. It’s now on firmer footing, but like other university presses, it is still weathering the challenges of a shifting market.
How do you edit Barack Obama? The Chronicle spoke to the editor in chief of a journal that published the president’s article on the future of health-care reform on Monday.
Hal Plotkin, a longtime supporter of open educational resources, says efforts like the Zero Textbook Cost degree could save students billions of dollars.
Scholars have been studying the role of race in fatal police shootings for decades. Here’s a survey of what they’ve learned.
Experts have long bemoaned the fact that older researchers earn disproportionate funding. A new study suggests they're more likely than their younger colleagues to ask the NIH for money.
Three years after the university system’s Academic Senate approved a bold plan to make faculty research freely available, only 25 percent of professors are putting their papers in a state-created repository.
Why one scientist started a Twitter account that applies the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s style of rhetoric to reforming the sciences.
They know a lot about creating a sense of belonging for people from underrepresented groups, says Marybeth Gasman.
After sex-harassment scandals, increased vigilance has prompted new rules for interactions between professors and graduate students.
A foundational piece of research on microaggressions, cited as a guide by several universities, has surfaced as ammunition in the war over sensitivity in higher education.
Research from Harvard suggests that measuring "reach" — how closely one journal author is connected to others — could be a key factor in career advancement.
Well before Allen J. Frantzen’s comments on feminism were widely condemned by fellow medievalists, scholars started compiling a work celebrating his career. Five years later, some are getting cold feet.
In a year when student activists pushed colleges to reconsider racially charged monuments and building names, researchers who investigate campus history have found new momentum.
The state’s Legislature voted on Thursday to create the California Firearm Violence Research Center in the UC system, aimed at "filling the gap" left by restrictions at the federal level.
High-profile defections stoke rumors of a mass exit, but even if professors aren’t fleeing in droves, there’s plenty of maneuvering behind the scenes.
The American Association of University Professors censures or sanctions four colleges and sidesteps calls to take stands against fossil-fuel investments and in favor of Hillary Clinton.
Philip B. Stark found that student evaluations of teaching can be tainted by gender bias. He’s spearheading an effort among his peers to rely on those evaluations less, and to use other methods instead.