The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ News :: Faculty Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:13:25 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
<![CDATA[Confuse Students to Help Them Learn]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148385/ http://chronicle.com/article/Confuse-Students-to-Help-Them/148385/ Forcing them to work through impasses can promote deeper levels of comprehension, researchers find.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Israeli Scholar Says Outcry Over His Rape Remarks Has Not Hurt Planned U.S. Tour]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148357/ http://chronicle.com/article/Israeli-Scholar-Says-Outcry/148357/ The only thing that deters terrorists is if "they know that their sister or their mother will be raped," Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University said last month.

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Details of Energy Dept. Plan to Ease Access to Research Don't Please All]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148335/ http://chronicle.com/article/Details-of-Energy-Dept-Plan/148335/ The announcement marks a new, pragmatic phase in the debate over how widely published research should be shared, and how quickly.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Can Colleges Use Data to Fix What Ails the Lecture?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148307/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-Colleges-Use-Data-to-Fix/148307/ In a culture of accountability, some professors call on technology to collect information about student participation in the classroom.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What's in a Title? Adjuncts by Another Name May Face the Same Realities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148309/ http://chronicle.com/article/Whats-in-a-Title-Adjuncts-by/148309/ In an effort to better recognize the work of those off the tenure track, some colleges are recategorizing them.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Denial of Job to Harsh Critic of Israel Divides Advocates of Academic Freedom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148211/ http://chronicle.com/article/Denial-of-Job-to-Harsh-Critic/148211/ Has the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign unfairly treated a scholar under fire for incendiary tweets? The question is fanning tensions within the AAUP.

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:04:55 EDT
<![CDATA[An AAUP Target Turns the Tables]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148139/ http://chronicle.com/article/An-AAUP-Target-Turns-the/148139/ The association plans to investigate tenure practices at the U. of Texas’ M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The center responds: First, explain your authority.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 04:56:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges Must Embrace Workplace Flexibility in Practice, Not Just on Paper, Leaders Say]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147997/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Must-Embrace/147997/ Campuses that are family-friendly in name only will be at a disadvantage in hiring, presidents said at a conference on issues of work-life balance.

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Adjuncts Welcome Congress's New Interest in Their Working Conditions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147973/ http://chronicle.com/article/Adjuncts-Welcome-Congresss/147973/ A bill that would require colleges to report more data about faculty who work off the tenure track may not win approval this session, but it’s raising hopes.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:57:03 EDT
<![CDATA[$5-Million for Concussion Research Is but a Fraction of Need]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147975/ http://chronicle.com/article/5-Million-for-Concussion/147975/ The amount, to be paid over 10 years, will be further diminished because any research in the field by the NCAA’s member colleges will count toward the total.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:55:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Social-Psychology Researchers Are Very Liberal. Is That a Problem?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147957/ http://chronicle.com/article/Social-Psychology-Researchers/147957/ Ideological one-sidedness harms the quality of research, the authors of a new paper argue. They offer some suggestions for detecting and avoiding it.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:56:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Small Research Institutes Trade Freedom for Survival]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147917/ http://chronicle.com/article/Small-Research-Institutes/147917/ Mergers with universities provide support to cash-strapped scientists.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 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