PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7 2015-11-25T01:19:25-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education How One College Became Ground Zero for Grad-Student Unionization http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-College-Became-Ground/234291 2015-11-23T00:01:00-05:00 What began as a struggle for better working conditions at the New School now has implications for private universities nationwide. By Vimal Patel Female Astronomers: Outsiders in Their Field http://chronicle.com/article/Female-Astronomers-Outsiders/234298 2015-11-22T20:01:00-05:00 Many say they are underestimated, discriminated against, even harassed. Some find support from one another and, crucially, from their universities. By Robin Wilson Diversity Training Is in Demand. Does It Work? http://chronicle.com/article/Diversity-Training-Is-in/234280 2015-11-20T03:55:00-05:00 Campus prejudice cannot be solved in an afternoon. But institutions like the University of Missouri, where racial tension has provoked a wave of protests, hope such programs can foster meaningful change. By Steve Kolowich 4 Professors of the Year Are Honored for Excellence in Teaching and Service http://chronicle.com/article/4-Professors-of-the-Year-Are/234266 2015-11-19T03:55:00-05:00 The winners of the annual awards were selected from nearly 400 nominees nationwide. By Kate Stoltzfus For Students, Expectations About Academic Rigor Are Far From Universal http://chronicle.com/article/For-Students-Expectations/234269 2015-11-19T00:55:00-05:00 About half of all freshmen say their courses pushed them to do their best work, according to this year’s National Survey of Student Engagement. By Dan Berrett College Is Accused of Exploiting State Labor Law to Trample Faculty Rights http://chronicle.com/article/College-Is-Accused-of/234223 2015-11-17T00:00:01-05:00 A community college in New Jersey has eviscerated shared governance in response to state-imposed limits on its instructors’ bargaining powers, says the American Association of University Professors. By Peter Schmidt U. of Illinois Settles the Salaita Case, but Will That Help It Move On? http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Illinois-Settles-the/234187 2015-11-13T04:55:00-05:00 While the legal drama is over, academic boycotts remain in place. By Lee Gardner How 4 Missouri Professors Are Teaching About a Free-Speech Furor http://chronicle.com/article/How-4-Missouri-Professors-Are/234169 2015-11-12T04:55:00-05:00 A professor drew widespread scorn for trying to block reporters from covering the unrest that recently gripped the campus. Some faculty members are raising the incident in their classrooms. By Katherine Mangan Why Economists on the Academic Job Market Must Strike Quickly http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Economists-on-the-Academic/234127 2015-11-10T04:55:00-05:00 Tenure-track jobs in the field tend to go to scholars who have just earned, or are wrapping up, their Ph.D.s. Here's a look at the data from Vitae's JobTracker project. By L. Maren Wood What Open-Access Publishing Actually Costs http://chronicle.com/article/What-Open-Access-Publishing/234108 2015-11-09T04:55:00-05:00 Nonprofit publishers describe what they pay to create "free" academic journals. By Ellen Wexler The Invisible Labor of Minority Professors http://chronicle.com/article/The-Invisible-Labor-of/234098 2015-11-08T19:35:23-05:00 The hands-on attention that minority faculty members willingly provide to a diversifying population of students is an unheralded linchpin in helping them succeed. By Audrey Williams June Using Its City as a Teaching Lab, a School Helps Rebuild It, Too http://chronicle.com/article/Using-Its-City-as-a-Teaching/234096 2015-11-08T19:31:23-05:00 Faculty members and students at the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning find plenty to do, on scales from citywide to highly personal. By Lawrence Biemiller The Instructors Who Seek a Voice From Academe’s Margins http://chronicle.com/article/The-Instructors-Who-Seek-a/234063 2015-11-05T15:00:00-05:00 A study of full-time, non-tenure-track faculty members finds that many work in academic departments where they are subjected to slights, snubs, and exclusion from decision making. By Peter Schmidt Now Yale Faces the Hard Part: Turning $50 Million Into Faculty Diversity http://chronicle.com/article/Now-Yale-Faces-the-Hard-Part-/234065 2015-11-05T04:55:09-05:00 "This plan is not simply, Here’s a bunch of money; go find faculty," said a university official. Diversity efforts can require broad collaboration and careful planning. By Sarah Brown What a Mass Exodus at a Linguistics Journal Means for Scholarly Publishing http://chronicle.com/article/What-a-Mass-Exodus-at-a/234066 2015-11-05T04:55:00-05:00 All the editors and their entire editorial board resigned after Elsevier refused to make Lingua fully open access and to transfer ownership of the 66-year-old journal to them. By Ellen Wexler How to Help Researchers' Discoveries Go Viral http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Help-Researchers/233998 2015-11-01T18:38:01-05:00 Using the social-media site Tumblr, the University of California system has brought attention to everyday breakthroughs in its labs. By Lee Gardner $3-Million Grant Puts Ph.D. Candidates in 2-Year-College Classrooms http://chronicle.com/article/3-Million-Grant-Puts-PhD/233997 2015-11-01T18:35:01-05:00 Doctoral students from CUNY will teach humanities classes at a local community college, a move meant to prepare them for the country’s changing student population. By Vimal Patel Subscription Scare Fuels Worries Over Who Controls Data That Scholars Need http://chronicle.com/article/Subscription-Scare-Fuels/234003 2015-10-30T04:55:47-04:00 When a group of Renaissance scholars said that ProQuest had canceled its members’ access to a key database, academics raised questions about whether private companies have too much power over scholarly research. By Ellen Wexler How a 40-Year-Old Idea Became Higher Education’s Next Big Thing http://chronicle.com/article/How-a-40-Year-Old-Idea-Became/233976 2015-10-28T21:01:00-04:00 Hundreds of colleges are exploring the competency-based approach to learning in hopes that it can fix one of their most-pressing ailments. By Dan Berrett A Decade Ago, The Chronicle Envisioned Higher Education in 2015. How’d We Do? http://chronicle.com/article/A-Decade-Ago-The-Chronicle/233874 2015-10-25T20:55:00-04:00 Judging the predictions in "Higher Education 2015: How Will the Future Shake Out?" By Goldie Blumenstyk