The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ News :: Faculty Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:47:56 EDT <![CDATA[Around Retail Giant Amazon, University Presses Tiptoe and Whisper]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147895/ http://chronicle.com/article/Around-Retail-Giant-Amazon/147895/ Scholarly publishers are trying to take advantage of the retail giant’s strength without being swept away by it.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:55:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Anti-Union Vote in Minn. Is Rare Setback in National Campaign for Adjunct Unions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147893/ http://chronicle.com/article/Anti-Union-Vote-in-Minn-Is/147893/ Days after the Service Employees International Union loses a vote at the University of Saint Thomas, it wins one at Antioch University Seattle.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:55:05 EDT
<![CDATA[A Sociologist Asks What Happens When Art Goes Academic]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147791/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Sociologist-Asks-What/147791/ Gary Alan Fine, known for studying subcultures of work and play, turns his attention to the college art scene.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Selected New Books on Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147681/ http://chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/147681/ Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT <![CDATA[College, on Your Own]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147659/ http://chronicle.com/article/College-on-Your-Own/147659/ Long used for practical and applied subjects, competency-based education is moving to the liberal arts. Will this approach improve learning?

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[AFT Makes New Effort to Offer Benefits to Contingent Faculty Members]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147689/ http://chronicle.com/article/AFT-Makes-New-Effort-to-Offer/147689/ The union is teaming up with the Freelancers Union to provide access to health, dental, liability, disability, and life insurance, among other things.

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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:14:26 EDT
<![CDATA[In a Fight for More Funds, Professors Quantify Colleges’ Neglect of Instruction]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147497/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-a-Fight-for-More-Funds/147497/ The AAUP's budget crunchers produce analyses showing colleges to be in solid financial shape.

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Backlash Over Facebook Research, Scientists Risk Loss of Valuable Resource]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147447/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Backlash-Over-Facebook/147447/ Amid the torrent of criticism of a recent study, corporations may simply decide not to give academics access to their internal data.

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Tue, 01 Jul 2014 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Database: Explore All of Mellon's Grants Since 2000]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147429/ http://chronicle.com/article/Database-Explore-All-of/147429/ Over 13 years the Mellon Foundation awarded $2.9-billion in grants, more than 40 percent of which supported projects in higher education. Use The Chronicle's interactive database to explore Mellon's grants.

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Scholar of the Black Experience Shapes Giving at Mellon]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147423/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Scholar-of-the-Black/147423/ The understated philanthropy’s new president may widen its influence on diversity and the value of the humanities.

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[At Mellon, Signs of Change]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147363/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Mellon-Signs-of-Change/147363/ The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a major supporter of the humanities and arts, studies its strategy for saving the humanities.

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Replication Crisis in Psychology Research Turns Ugly and Odd]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147301/ http://chronicle.com/article/Replication-Crisis-in/147301/ The dispute, featuring accusations of bullying and a comparison with Rosa Parks, prompts the question: Is the fuss about ego or science?

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 04:55:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Status of the Humanities: ‘We Haven’t Quite Recovered From the Recession’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147245/ http://chronicle.com/article/Status-of-the-Humanities-/147245/ Total giving to the humanities from federal, state, and private sources remains below pre-downturn levels, says the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 04:55:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Will ASU Online’s Starbucks Baristas Outearn Their Professors?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147239/ http://chronicle.com/article/Will-ASU-Online-s-Starbucks/147239/ The new partnership between Arizona State University and the coffee company raises an interesting question, given how adjunct instructors tend to be paid.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 04:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Believe It or Not, in Some Fields Colleges Can’t Find Anybody to Hire]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147207/ http://chronicle.com/article/Believe-It-or-Not-in-Some/147207/ If you’ve got a Ph.D. in criminal justice, for example, you may have your pick of tenure-track offers.

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Boost to Competency Model, Western Governors U. Gets Top Marks in Teacher Ed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147179/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Boost-to-Competency-Model/147179/ The question raised by the National Council on Teacher Quality’s unusual choice is, Will it change anyone’s mind about that mode of instructional delivery?

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 04:55:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Indifference Toward Disabled Scholars Alarms a Disabilities Scholar]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147149/ http://chronicle.com/article/Indifference-Toward-Disabled/147149/ William J. Peace, a bioethicist, visiting professor at Syracuse University, and author of the blog Bad Cripple, has to do lots of advocating, not only for himself.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[AAUP Rebukes Colleges for Chinese Institutes and Censures Northeastern Ill.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147153/ http://chronicle.com/article/AAUP-Rebukes-Colleges-for/147153/ The association worries that colleges that host Confucius Institutes are ceding too much control over academic matters to the Chinese government.

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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 11:56:06 EDT
<![CDATA[AAUP Members Are Warned of Growing Threats to Academic Freedom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147067/ http://chronicle.com/article/AAUP-Members-Are-Warned-of/147067/ At the opening of the association’s annual meeting, professors hear pleas for campus policies to protect online speech.

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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 04:55:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Prof. Versus Prof.: How 2 Colleagues Competing to Succeed Eric Cantor Compare]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147043/ http://chronicle.com/article/Prof-Versus-Prof-How-2/147043/ A stunning upset in a Virginia primary election has turned faculty members into political opponents at Randolph-Macon College. Here’s how they measure up academically.

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:57:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Fear of Stigma Lingers About Use of Family-Friendly Policies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146965/ http://chronicle.com/article/Fear-of-Stigma-Lingers-About/146965/ Some female professors say being a mother can still hobble a career.

 

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Mon, 09 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fostering Gender Equity on STEM Faculties Is Not My Job, Some Officials Say]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146949/ http://chronicle.com/article/Fostering-Gender-Equity-on/146949/ Interviews with administrators in the sciences suggest that, while some view hiring and retaining more women as their responsibility, most see it as largely up to someone else.

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 04:55:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Controversial MLA Resolution on Israel Fails to Get Enough Votes to Pass]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146925/ http://chronicle.com/article/Controversial-MLA-Resolution/146925/ More members voted for the measure than did not, but supporters fell far short of the minimum participation requirement for it to become official policy.

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Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:11:40 EDT
<![CDATA[MLA’s Effort to Reshape Ph.D. Misses Mark, Some Say]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146913/ http://chronicle.com/article/MLA-s-Effort-to-Reshape/146913/ Adjuncts and graduate students say a recent report on the Ph.D. in language and literature paid too little attention to conditions for those working off the tenure track.

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Wed, 04 Jun 2014 04:56:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Off the Tenure Track and at the Helm: Adjuncts Now Lead Some Faculty Senates]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146889/ http://chronicle.com/article/Off-the-Tenure-Trackat/146889/ Even as more of them are hired, non-tenure-track professors often struggle to gain a voice—or a vote—in governing bodies. But not on some campuses.

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Mon, 02 Jun 2014 04:55:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The Good Life' as Curricular Hook]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146879/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Good-Life-as-Curricular/146879/ Mon, 02 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT