The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ News :: Faculty Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:51:24 EDT <![CDATA[Whose Views Are Too Extreme for the Classroom?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145927/ http://chronicle.com/article/Whose-Views-Are-Too-Extreme/145927/ The question arises amid reports that the white supremacist accused of killing three people in Kansas on Sunday spoke to a class at Missouri State University two years ago.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:58:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Educators Point to a ‘Crisis of Mediocre Teaching’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145901/ http://chronicle.com/article/Educators-Point-to-a-Crisis/145901/ Institutions should better prepare graduate students to teach and pay more attention to learning outcomes, speakers at a conference said.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:56:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Power in Numbers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145863/ http://chronicle.com/article/Power-in-Numbers/145863/ Labor organizers for adjuncts turn to citywide campaigns as their best hope.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[4 Decades After Its Founding, Men’s Studies Struggles to Define Itself]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145873/ http://chronicle.com/article/4-Decades-After-Its-Founding/145873/ The researchers are highly interdisciplinary: anthropologists, psychologists, sociologists, medievalists, even therapists. Some see that as a strength, others as incoherence.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Adjuncts' Pay and Benefits at 4 Boston-Area Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145895/ http://chronicle.com/article/Adjuncts-PayBenefits-at/145895/ Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[Union Efforts on Behalf of Adjuncts Meet Resistance Within Faculties’ Ranks]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145833/ http://chronicle.com/article/Union-Efforts-on-Behalf-of/145833/ The people standing in the way of organizing adjuncts may be fellow faculty members, several conference speakers say.

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Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:56:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Colleges Can Foster Student Success by Supporting Their Adjuncts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145793/ http://chronicle.com/article/Community-Colleges-Can-Foster/145793/ Part-time faculty members are more likely to teach remedial courses, so improving the instructors’ working conditions can help student learning too, says a new report.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:55:53 EDT
<![CDATA[U. of Massachusetts Mounts Assault on Workplace Bullying]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145785/ http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Massachusetts-Mounts/145785/ The comprehensive campaign is intended to create a "genuine culture change on campus," one of its leaders says.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Stuck in the Middle on Faculty Pay]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145773/ http://chronicle.com/article/Stuck-in-the-Middle-on-Faculty/145773/ Associate professors see their earning power drop compared with that of their peers, according to more than a decade of salary data.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Students Can Transfer Knowledge if Taught How]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145777/ http://chronicle.com/article/Students-Can-Transfer/145777/ Teaching them to apply what they learn in one discipline to another has attracted renewed interest in an era of increased accountability.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[2013-14 AAUP Faculty Salary Survey]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145679/ http://chronicle.com/article/2013-14-AAUP-Faculty-Salary/145679/ Explore an interactive database on faculty salaries in 2013-14, from a national survey conducted by the American Association of University Professors.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[First Milestone Is Claimed on Long Road to Tracking Science’s Economic Value]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145693/ http://chronicle.com/article/First-Milestone-Is-Claimed-on/145693/ In a report published last week, researchers described progress in efforts to use rigorous science to gauge the effect of federal spending on scientific research.

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Most Ph.D.’s in STEM Fields Work Outside of Academe, Analysis Finds]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145649/ http://chronicle.com/article/Most-PhD-s-in-STEM-Fields/145649/ The report’s authors call for broader training of STEM-degree candidates, as about 60 percent of graduates pursue nonacademic careers.

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Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:56:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Publishing Group Requires Faculty Authors to Waive ‘Moral Rights’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145637/ http://chronicle.com/article/Nature-Publishing-Group/145637/ A scholarly-publication official at Duke University says the stipulation attacks "core academic values," but the publisher says he’s overreacting.

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 04:57:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Recent Big-Data Struggles Are ‘Birthing Pains,’ Researchers Say]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145625/ http://chronicle.com/article/Recent-Big-Data-Struggles-Are/145625/ Harvesting information from a tool like Twitter may not be as simple as first thought, but the possibilities are still endless.

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Campus Stung by Controversial Video Moves to Ban Recordings in Class]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145595/ http://chronicle.com/article/Campus-Stung-by-Controversial/145595/ Faculty members say the ban is needed so students can speak in class without fear.

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:57:31 EDT
<![CDATA[‘The Days of the Brown U. Ruling Are Numbered’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145575/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Days-of-the-Brown-U/145575/ The Northwestern case doesn't change a 2004 decision that bars graduate-assistant unions at private universities, but experts say it could spur challenges.

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 04:58:00 EDT
<![CDATA['Sparklepony' Quest Helps Break the Ice at a Scholarly Meeting]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145549/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sparklepony-Quest-Helps/145549/ People attending the Conference on College Composition and Communication competed in a game designed to help them network and get more out of the event.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:55:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Grad-School Debt Is Said to Rise Rapidly and Deserve More Policy Attention]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145539/ http://chronicle.com/article/Grad-School-Debt-Is-Said-to/145539/ A new report questions whether a lack of loan limits and the availability of income-based repayment programs are partly to blame.

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:56:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Attention on Crimea Highlights Flux in Russia Studies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145529/ http://chronicle.com/article/Attention-on-Crimea-Highlights/145529/ Scholars may be in the limelight again, but departments devoted to studying the region are not what they were during the Cold War. What will support the next generation of scholars?

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 04:58:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Brown U. Tests Approach to Interdisciplinary Graduate Work]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145487/ http://chronicle.com/article/Brown-U-Tests-Approach-to/145487/ Administrators want to bring the spirit of the college’s open undergraduate curricula to its doctoral programs.

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Students Come to College Thinking They’ve Mastered Writing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145473/ http://chronicle.com/article/Students-Come-to-College/145473/ Freshmen believe their skills are fully formed; professors say learning to write is a process.

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 04:55:31 EDT
<![CDATA[$1.6-Million Grant Will Better Prepare History Ph.D.’s for Range of Careers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145399/ http://chronicle.com/article/16-Million-Grant-Will-Better/145399/ The American Historical Association and four universities will use the money to broaden the career paths of graduate students.

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 04:56:28 EDT
<![CDATA[In Curricular Clashes, Completion Can Vie With Quality]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145385/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Curricular-Clashes/145385/ Debates in three states pit champions of easing the path to a degree against defenders of academic rigor.

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Raises for Public-College Faculty Edge Past Those at Private Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145349/ http://chronicle.com/article/Raises-for-Public-College/145349/ Over all, the median base salary for tenured and tenure-track professors rose 2.1 percent from the year before.

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Average Salaries of Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty at 4-Year Colleges, 2013-14]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145283/ http://chronicle.com/article/Average-Salaries-of-Tenured/145283/ Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EDT