The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ News :: Faculty Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:52:04 EST <![CDATA[Labor Board Sets New Tests for Whether Private-College Faculty Can Unionize]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150947/ http://chronicle.com/article/Labor-Board-Sets-New-Tests-for/150947/ In a decision involving Pacific Lutheran University, the National Labor Relations Board set new benchmarks for deciding two key questions in academic-labor law.

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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:04:00 EST
<![CDATA[Big-Data Scientists Face Ethical Challenges After Facebook Study]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150871/ http://chronicle.com/article/Big-Data-Scientists-Face/150871/ A new world of research is dawning six months after an uproar over an experiment in which the social-media company and academic researchers were accused of manipulating users.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:55:35 EST
<![CDATA[How Small Changes Are Improving Gender Balance at One Business School]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150811/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Small-Changes-Are/150811/ An effort to increase the representation of women on the faculty and among doctoral students at the University of Michigan’s business school is showing results.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:54:00 EST
<![CDATA[How Big Money Can Encourage Calculated Risks in the Classroom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150747/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Big-Money-Can-Encourage/150747/ Harvard University and the University of Michigan have dedicated tens of millions of dollars to foster educational change. But the impact of those efforts goes beyond the financial.

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[21st-Century Postdocs: (Still) Underpaid and Overworked]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150779/ http://chronicle.com/article/21st-Century-Postdocs-Still/150779/ Fourteen years after the National Academies sounded an alarm about researchers’ work conditions, a new report echoes many of the same themes.

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[How ‘The Colbert Report’ Has Given a ‘Bump’ to Academic Guests]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150761/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-The-Colbert-Report-/150761/ Scholars have found a surprising home on the TV show, and even a boost in book sales, from its pompous and seemingly anti-intellectual host.

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:55:31 EST
<![CDATA[When the Media Get Science Research Wrong, University PR May Be the Culprit]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150763/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-the-Media-Get-Science/150763/ Exaggerations about research findings can often be traced back to a press release from an institution behind the work.

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:51:09 EST
<![CDATA[Online Einstein Project Reveals Scientist’s Magnitude and Minutiae]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150401/ http://chronicle.com/article/Online-Einstein-Project/150401/ A vast new digital archive presents a trove for historians of science.

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[How to Make the Case for Graduate Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150419/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Make-the-Case-for/150419/ During a conference in Washington, Janet Napolitano and others urged universities to better explain to lawmakers and the public why graduate study benefits the nation.

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Doctoral Degrees Increased Last Year, but Career Opportunities Remained Bleak]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150421/ http://chronicle.com/article/Doctoral-Degrees-Increased/150421/ Fewer new Ph.D.’s report having commitments for jobs or postdocs, with all disciplines showing dimmer prospects.

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 04:48:04 EST
<![CDATA[UNLV Fires Professor for Repeated Plagiarism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150309/ http://chronicle.com/article/UNLV-Fires-Professor-for/150309/ A committee found the professor guilty of misconduct serious enough to render him unfit to remain on the faculty.

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 04:56:15 EST
<![CDATA[In a Move Toward Open Access, ‘Nature’ Allows Widespread Article Sharing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150311/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-a-Move-Toward-Open-Access/150311/ The often-cited publication says the experiment will help clarify how it can spread scientists’ work while staying financially viable.

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 04:55:30 EST
<![CDATA[When the Archive Won't Yield Its Secrets]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150271/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-the-Archive-Wont-Yield/150271/ At a conference in London, humanities researchers swap tales of failure and frustration.

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[How a Persistent Scholar Landed an Invitation to T.S. Eliot's Archive]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150187/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-a-Persistent-Scholar/150187/ "It’s time to bring all of Tom together," the poet’s widow told the professor. "And I’m going to need your help."

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Middle East Studies Association Fights a Rising Tide of Critics]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150169/ http://chronicle.com/article/Middle-East-Studies/150169/ The group and many of its members dismiss accusations of anti-Israel bias as attempts to stifle academic freedom.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:56:00 EST
<![CDATA[Professors of the Year Reveal What Makes Their Classes Stand Out]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150147/ http://chronicle.com/article/Professors-of-the-Year-Reveal/150147/ $5,000 awards recognize excellence in teaching and mentoring.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[NIH and FDA Toughen Rules on Reporting Medical Trials]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150145/ http://chronicle.com/article/NIHFDA-Toughen-Rules-on/150145/ Under a new proposal, researchers who fail to report the results of federally funded work could lose grant money or future government support.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:40:00 EST
<![CDATA[Think Students in Your Class Might Be Cheating? Here’s What to Do]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150091/ http://chronicle.com/article/Think-Students-in-Your-Class/150091/ With cheating investigations under way at Dartmouth College and Duke University, we asked the experts what every professor should know.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:55:45 EST
<![CDATA[Colleges Encourage Graduates to Seek Second Bachelor's Degrees]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150093/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Encourage-Graduates/150093/ In a job market that’s still tough, students hope that going back for a marketable degree will pay off sooner than their first one will.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Researchers Hope a Contest Will Capture Cancer's Elusive Genome]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150063/ http://chronicle.com/article/Researchers-Hope-a-Contest/150063/ It’s sort of like crowdsourcing for genetic-data sequencers, but it’s a competition. And there are prizes.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[In Her Own Words, Joyce Carol Oates Is a Teacher First]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150065/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Her-Own-Words-Joyce-Carol/150065/ A retirement party held by admiring fellow faculty members at Princeton left the writer "feeling really posthumous."

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[At Boot Camp, University Scientists Are Prodded to Think Like Entrepreneurs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150041/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Boot-Camp-University/150041/ The instructors at Innovation Corps pepper researchers with hard questions about whether their work has commercial appeal. Is this the new face of scientific innovation?

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 04:55:08 EST
<![CDATA[Professors' Place in the Classroom Is Shifting to the Side]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149975/ http://chronicle.com/article/Professors-Place-in-the/149975/ Colleges have long seen students as passive receivers of content. That view is changing, and it could portend an even more "radical" shift in teaching.

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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Career-Focused Majors Can Strengthen, Not Threaten, Liberal-Arts Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149931/ http://chronicle.com/article/Career-Focused-Majors-Can/149931/ Students can get the same broad education at those colleges whether they major in engineering or English, says a report by University of Iowa researchers.

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:55:22 EST
<![CDATA[Improv Helps Ph.D.'s Explain Their Work—and Loosen Up]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149887/ http://chronicle.com/article/Improv-Helps-PhDs-Explain/149887/ Universities see theater lessons as a way to better prepare graduate students for jobs both in and out of academe.

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Now, Everything Has a Learning Outcome]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149897/ http://chronicle.com/article/Now-Everything-Has-a-Learning/149897/ While many students want college to supply a direct path to their first job, some institutions try to prepare them for the curves ahead.

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST