The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ News :: Faculty Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:09:06 EDT <![CDATA[Scholar Behind U. of Illinois Boycotts Is a Longtime Activist]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148907/ http://chronicle.com/article/Scholar-Behind-U-of-Illinois/148907/ CUNY’s Corey Robin has provided a constant stream of online analysis, muckraking, and megaphone-ready incitement.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:55:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Scholars Take Aim at Student Evaluations’ ‘Air of Objectivity’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148859/ http://chronicle.com/article/Scholars-Take-Aim-at-Student/148859/ The evaluations persist, a new paper argues, because they are easy to produce and offer the comfort of a number, but they make no sense statistically.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:56:35 EDT
<![CDATA[NIH Is Absolved of Interference in Review of Study Involving Premature Infants]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148861/ http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Is-Absolved-of/148861/ Government auditors looked at the agency’s role in discouraging an oversight office’s threat of action against researchers involved in the study.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:55:05 EDT
<![CDATA[New Report’s Recipe for Economic Success: Nurturing University-Business Ties]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148823/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Report-s-Recipe-for/148823/ American attitudes toward such partnerships must warm, a panel says, if U.S. research is to keep pace with global competitors.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:31:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Academe, the Future Is Part Time]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148489/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Academe-the-Future-Is-Part/148489/ Reporters at The Chronicle share the trends they see as the growth of the adjunct work force transforms the professoriate.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Proposal to Offer Job-Friendly English Ph.D. Draws Criticism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148779/ http://chronicle.com/article/Proposal-to-Offer-Job-Friendly/148779/ A doctoral program proposed at Georgetown University includes preparation for nonacademic careers. But critics say it would cheapen the degree.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What’s Next in the Steven Salaita Dispute?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148773/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-s-Next-in-the-Steven/148773/ The Illinois board’s vote to reject the outspoken scholar marks not the end of the story but the beginning of the next chapter.

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[U. of Illinois Board’s Denial of Job to Salaita Is Unlikely to Quell Controversy]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148767/ http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Illinois-Board-s/148767/ After an 8-to-1 vote against him by the university’s trustees, the scholar and his supporters, on the campus and off, pledge further action.

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:44:46 EDT
<![CDATA[In Cheeky Pushback, Colleges Razz Rate My Professors]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148759/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Cheeky-Pushback-Colleges/148759/ Faculty members in online videos read nasty student comments for laughs. And catharsis.

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Pleas for Civility Meet Cynicism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148715/ http://chronicle.com/article/Pleas-for-Civility-Meet/148715/ Advocates of academic freedom see college leaders’ calls for lowering the temperature of campus debates as attacks on free speech.

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:55:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Salaita to U. of Illinois: ‘Reinstate Me’ or Brace for Legal Fight]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148713/ http://chronicle.com/article/Salaita-to-U-of-Illinois-/148713/ The jilted scholar says in an interview he wants the job that was offered him.

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Oh, the Humanities! Disciplines Survived, Even Thrived, Despite Recession]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148689/ http://chronicle.com/article/Oh-the-Humanities-/148689/ A new survey finds the economic downturn was hardest on foreign languages, while linguistics enjoyed a slight uptick in enrollments.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Scholars Challenge Costly Annual Meetings as Too Exclusive]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148663/ http://chronicle.com/article/Scholars-Challenge-Costly/148663/ More people say they can’t attend gatherings because of cost or scheduling. But they still want a place at the table.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Digital History Center Strives to Connect With the Public]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148657/ http://chronicle.com/article/Digital-History-Center-Strives/148657/ Historians use technology to lure citizen researchers into the discipline and open the door to innovation by younger scholars.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[History Jobs Dip for a Second Consecutive Year]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148613/ http://chronicle.com/article/History-Jobs-Dip-for-a-Second/148613/ The author of the American Historical Association's report finds the latest figures "especially disconcerting."

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Do Americans Expect Too Much From a College Degree?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148537/ http://chronicle.com/article/Do-Americans-Expect-Too-Much/148537/ A new book about the Class of 2009 shows how economic measures that judge institutions can overshadow their missions.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA['Adrift' After College: How Graduates Fail]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148533/ http://chronicle.com/article/Adrift-After-College-How/148533/ Many don’t have jobs, live with their parents, and pay too little attention to the news, a new book finds. Colleges must shoulder their share of the blame.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Were You 'Adrift' at 22?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148549/ http://chronicle.com/article/Were-You-Adrift-at-22-/148549/ Many graduates, the authors found, were struggling at that age. Cast your mind back and see how adrift you were—by taking this scientifically unsound quiz.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Political Scientists Propose New Ways to Engage Policy Makers and the Public]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148523/ http://chronicle.com/article/Political-Scientists-Propose/148523/ The discipline should take concrete steps to support scholar outreach, including training and awards, says a report released at its association’s annual meeting.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:55:52 EDT
<![CDATA[As People Shun Pollsters, Researchers Put Online Surveys to the Test]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148503/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-People-Shun-Pollsters/148503/ Traditional polls, chasing nonrespondents, have grown too expensive. But online surveys run the awful "President Landon" risk.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Professors in St. Louis Are Teaching the Lessons of Ferguson’s Unrest]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148479/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Professors-in-St-Louis/148479/ Four faculty members see much more than a teachable moment in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man and the violence that followed.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:55:30 EDT
<![CDATA[U. of Illinois Feels Backlash From Scholars Angered by Salaita Case]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148471/ http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Illinois-Feels-Backlash/148471/ To protest the withdrawal of a job offer to the controversial professor, at least two speakers have canceled engagements.

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 20:20:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Scholars Sound Alarms About Being Judged on Their Civility]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148469/ http://chronicle.com/article/Scholars-Sound-Alarms-About/148469/ Academics questioned an assertion that the University of Illinois had to reinforce an expectation of a community "that values civility as much as scholarship.”

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[UNLV Professor Is Investigated for Career-Spanning Plagiarism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148443/ http://chronicle.com/article/UNLV-Professor-Is-Investigated/148443/ Mustapha Marrouchi remains on the faculty despite using other scholars’ words, without citation, in his published works.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Anatomy of a Serial-Plagiarism Charge]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148437/ http://chronicle.com/article/Anatomy-of-a-Serial-Plagiarism/148437/ A UNLV professor's large body of work contains some striking—and odd—examples of misattribution. Here's a short guide to a few of them.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[East Carolina U. Blocks Hiring of Philosophy Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148411/ http://chronicle.com/article/East-Carolina-U-Blocks-Hiring/148411/ The department chose Colin McGinn for his scholarship, but a prominent woman in the discipline says the university did the right thing.

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:10:00 EDT