PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ 2016-07-28T04:41:07-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education One Idea to Ease Faculty Into Retirement: the ‘Terminal Sabbatical’ http://chronicle.com/article/One-Idea-to-Ease-Faculty-Into/237249 2016-07-26T04:55:00-04:00 At Widener University, administrators hope that a year of research and service will help professors make the transition. By Vimal Patel More Professors Know About Free Textbook Options, but Adoption Remains Low http://chronicle.com/article/More-Professors-Know-About/237252 2016-07-26T04:55:00-04:00 Only 6.6 percent of faculty members are "very aware" of open educational resources, a survey found, and many say they can’t find such materials, although their use in introductory courses is ticking up. By Goldie Blumenstyk How Much Can Unions Lift Adjuncts? CUNY Contract Fight Hinges on What’s Good Enough http://chronicle.com/article/How-Much-Can-Unions-Lift/237238 2016-07-25T04:55:00-04:00 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. By Peter Schmidt How to Hold Research ‘Rock Stars’ Accountable for Sexual Harassment http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Hold-Research-Rock/237200 2016-07-21T04:58:36-04:00 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. By Sarah Brown ‘Historians Against Trump’ and ‘Historians on Donald Trump’: Scholars Sound Off About Why They Joined http://chronicle.com/article/Historians-Against-Trump-/237199 2016-07-21T04:54:44-04:00 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. By Arielle Martinez A Team of Political Scientists, a Convention Like No Other, and a Search for One Good Protest http://chronicle.com/article/A-Team-of-Political/237197 2016-07-20T17:44:04-04:00 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. By Steve Kolowich How One English Professor Plans to Turn Melania Trump Into a Teachable Moment http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-English-Professor/237183 2016-07-20T04:55:00-04:00 Terri Coleman, an adjunct at Dillard University, says the apparent plagiarism by the wife of the Republican nominee will make it onto her syllabus. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz The U. of Missouri Press Almost Closed 4 Years Ago. Here’s How It Bounced Back. http://chronicle.com/article/The-U-of-Missouri-Press/237105 2016-07-13T04:55:00-04:00 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. By Emma Pettit When the President of the United States Writes an Article in Your Journal http://chronicle.com/article/When-the-President-of-the/237104 2016-07-13T04:47:48-04:00 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. By Arielle Martinez As Free Textbooks Go Mainstream, Advocate Says Colleges Should Do More to Support Them http://chronicle.com/article/As-Free-Textbooks-Go/237082 2016-07-12T04:55:00-04:00 Hal Plotkin, a longtime supporter of open educational resources, says efforts like the Zero Textbook Cost degree could save students billions of dollars. By Goldie Blumenstyk 'One Trigger Finger for Whites and Another for Blacks': What the Research Says http://chronicle.com/article/One-Trigger-Finger-for-Whites/237057 2016-07-08T04:55:00-04:00 Scholars have been studying the role of race in fatal police shootings for decades. Here’s a survey of what they’ve learned. By Emma Pettit Why Don't Young Scientists Get More Grants? Often They Don't Apply http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Dont-Young-Scientists-Get/237053 2016-07-07T14:09:41-04:00 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. By Paul Basken The U. of California’s Open-Access Promise Hits a Snag: The Faculty http://chronicle.com/article/The-U-of-California-s/237044 2016-07-07T04:52:17-04:00 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. By Paul Basken In ‘Donald Trump, PhD,’ Scientists Find Catharsis Amid Gags http://chronicle.com/article/In-Donald-Trump-PhD-/237030 2016-07-06T04:55:00-04:00 Why one scientist started a Twitter account that applies the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s style of rhetoric to reforming the sciences. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz What Minority-Serving Institutions Can Teach Other Colleges http://chronicle.com/article/What-Minority-Serving/237009 2016-07-03T20:33:37-04:00 They know a lot about creating a sense of belonging for people from underrepresented groups, says Marybeth Gasman. By Beth McMurtrie How Minority Students' Experiences Differ: What Research Reveals http://chronicle.com/article/How-Minority-Students/237011 2016-07-03T20:33:37-04:00 For one thing, they are more likely to want careers that serve their communities. By Beth McMurtrie To Diversify the Faculty, Start Here http://chronicle.com/article/To-Diversify-the-Faculty/237010 2016-07-03T20:33:37-04:00 How one university is changing a sink-or-swim culture to broaden the appeal of a Ph.D. By Beth McMurtrie To Avoid More Scandals, Cautious Departments Swap Drinking for Hiking http://chronicle.com/article/To-Avoid-More-Scandals/237008 2016-07-03T20:33:37-04:00 After sex-harassment scandals, increased vigilance has prompted new rules for interactions between professors and graduate students. By Robin Wilson What Happens When Your Research Is Featured on ‘Fox & Friends’ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Happens-When-Your/236949 2016-06-29T04:55:00-04:00 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. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz AAUP Rethinks How It Fights Governing Boards http://chronicle.com/article/AAUP-Rethinks-How-It-Fights/236935 2016-06-28T04:56:35-04:00 The American Association of University Professors plans to review its policies dealing with colleges’ governing boards in response to fears of ineffectiveness and controversy surrounding its sanction of the University of Iowa. By Peter Schmidt