The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ News :: Faculty Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:52:24 EDT <![CDATA[New Leaders Bring Marketing Chops to University Presses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232071/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Leaders-Bring-Marketing/232071/ Most directors used to come from the editorial ranks. No longer, as survive-and-thrive skills are ever more crucial.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Librarians Leap to the Aid of Researchers Whose Funding Will Soon Depend on Open Access]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231997/ http://chronicle.com/article/Librarians-Leap-to-the-Aid-of/231997/ Federal agencies are putting new rules into effect this fall, with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Cornell Tech Wants to Import Israeli-Style Entrepreneurship]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231963/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Cornell-Tech-Wants-to/231963/ The new applied-science campus in Manhattan hopes to channel the bold start-up ethos of its partner, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Remedial Educators Warn of Misconceptions Fueling a Reform Movement]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231937/ http://chronicle.com/article/Remedial-Educators-Warn-of/231937/ Experts in developmental education want to dispel assertions that they think could hurt students. Here’s a guide to what they say are five such myths.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:55:28 EDT
<![CDATA[TV’s Next Big Star: a Female MacGyver]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231875/ http://chronicle.com/article/TV-s-Next-Big-Star-a-Female/231875/ The University of Southern California collaborates with Hollywood on a competition for a series featuring a credible character who is both an engineer and a woman.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Grant Dispute Throws an Unwritten Rule of Academic Poaching Out the Window]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231857/ http://chronicle.com/article/Grant-Dispute-Throws-an/231857/ When Paul S. Aisen left one California university for another, he planned to take a $55-million grant along with him. Not so fast, said his old employer.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:55:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Boom in Academic Poaching Is Fueled by Visions of Economic Development]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231859/ http://chronicle.com/article/Boom-in-Academic-Poaching-Is/231859/ Many top researchers have been lured to institutions in Texas. What are the implications of an arms race for talent?

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[A Liberal-Arts College Intervenes to Diversify Its Faculty]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231723/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Liberal-Arts-College-/231723/ Skidmore College requires training for hiring-committee members at four key points during a search process.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:12:29 EDT
<![CDATA[When Activism Is Worth the Risk]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231729/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Activism-Is-Worth-the/231729/ Academics who champion causes may be gambling with their careers. But for dedicated activists, the choice is clear.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:12:29 EDT
<![CDATA[University Experts Renew Denials of Links Between Tobacco and Disease]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231733/ http://chronicle.com/article/University-Experts-Renew/231733/ A new study identifies three medical professors who have repeatedly testified in support of tobacco companies at civil trials.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[2 Graduate Students Sue UCLA Over Professor’s Alleged Sexual Harassment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231701/ http://chronicle.com/article/2-Graduate-Students-Sue-UCLA/231701/ The students say the university didn’t do enough to protect them, and their education suffered as a result.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 04:55:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Damning Revelations Prompt Social Science to Rethink Its Ties to the Military]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231591/ http://chronicle.com/article/Damning-Revelations-Prompt/231591/ For some scholars, the news of psychologists' abetting torture by the U.S. government sounded a wake-up call.

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 04:58:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The One Email That Explains Why Three APA Officials Had to Go]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231597/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-One-Email-That-Explains/231597/ A discussion over the wording of a public statement encapsulates how the American Psychological Association provided cover to psychologists.

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 04:55:27 EDT
<![CDATA[4 Things That Set the APA Apart From Other Scholarly Groups]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231571/ http://chronicle.com/article/4-Things-That-Set-the-APA/231571/ The American Psychological Association’s role in supporting torture by the U.S. military is not the only thing that makes it stand out.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 04:43:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What a Bombshell Report Tells Us About the APA’s Abetting of Torture]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231543/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-a-Bombshell-Report-Tells/231543/ The group was scolded for diluting its ethics code and engaging in a "disingenuous media strategy" at the behest of the U.S. military.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 04:57:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When You're a Professor, Sometimes the Best Guinea Pigs Are Your Kids]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231515/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Youre-a-Professor/231515/ Academics have a long history of performing research experiments on their own children.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Campaigns Against Microaggressions Prompt Big Concerns About Free Speech]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231459/ http://chronicle.com/article/Campaigns-Against/231459/ As administrators seek to rid campuses of subtle bias, some see the real target as statements contrary to liberal views.

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Thu, 09 Jul 2015 04:54:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Graduate-Student Debt Booms, Just a Few Colleges Are Largely Responsible]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231415/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Graduate-Student-Debt/231415/ Only 20 institutions account for nearly one-fifth of all graduate-student loans issued last year, according to a new analysis.

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Wed, 08 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nearly a Year Later, Fallout From Salaita Case Lingers on Campuses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231365/ http://chronicle.com/article/Nearly-a-Year-Later-Fallout/231365/ The controversial scholar has secured another job. But colleges are still debating how to protect academic freedom when outrage goes viral.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 04:55:27 EDT
<![CDATA[In Assigning Group Work to Students, Designing the Group Comes First]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231355/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Assigning-Group-Work-to/231355/ Recent research shows that if teams and assignments are structured carelessly, they can be counterproductive.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Team Science Leaves Many Researchers Lost in the Crowd]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231349/ http://chronicle.com/article/Team-Science-Leaves-Many/231349/ It’s hard to impress tenure committees when you’re one author among thousands.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[@AcademicsSay: The Story Behind a Social-Media Experiment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231195/ http://chronicle.com/article/AcademicsSay-The-Story/231195/ A parody Twitter account born out of frustration brought unexpected rewards — connecting with a previously unknown community and expanding research opportunities.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Louisiana State’s Firing of Salty Professor Renews Worries About Faculty Rights]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231167/ http://chronicle.com/article/Louisiana-State-s-Firing-of/231167/ The university has drawn new scrutiny for dismissing a tenured instructor mainly for using obscene language and jokes around students.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 04:55:04 EDT
<![CDATA[A Professor Crowdsources a Syllabus on the Charleston Shootings]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231073/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Professor-Crowdsources-a/231073/ Chad Williams, an associate professor at Brandeis University, took to Twitter, where his #CharlestonSyllabus hashtag quickly became a valuable resource.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 04:58:48 EDT
<![CDATA[U. of Texas Campus Seeks to Retain Students Through Data and Personal Coaching]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231003/ http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Texas-Campus-Seeks-to/231003/ The system’s new Rio Grande Valley campus hopes to use TEx, or "Total Educational Experience," to keep students in science, technology, and related fields.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 04:55:45 EDT
<![CDATA[A Professor, a Graduate Student, and 2 Careers Derailed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231007/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Professor-a-Graduate/231007/ In Northwestern University’s philosophy department, a relationship gone bad illustrates some of the toughest problems facing higher education.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 04:55:00 EDT