The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ News :: Faculty Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:28:16 EDT <![CDATA[Brain-Training Companies Get Advice From Some Academics, Criticism From Others]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149555/ http://chronicle.com/article/Brain-Training-Companies-Get/149555/ Prominent researchers have raised ethical concerns about university scientists' work for the companies. But some of those scientists reject the criticism as too broad.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:55:17 EDT
<![CDATA[A Test Case for Sexual Harassment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149493/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Test-Case-for-Sexual-/149493/ Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT <![CDATA[A Test Case for Sexual Harassment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149509/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Test-Case-for-Sexual-/149509/ The University of Colorado’s philosophy department wanted to be an example of how to make the field more civil toward women. Instead, some say, it's become a scapegoat.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Publishers Win Reversal of Court Ruling That Favored ‘E-Reserves’ at Georgia State U.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149523/ http://chronicle.com/article/Publishers-Win-Reversal-of/149523/ An appeals court said an earlier decision had misapplied fair-use standards in finding that the university did not violate copyright law.

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:52:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Hammer, Nails, and Software Bring Thoreau Alive]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149469/ http://chronicle.com/article/Hammer-NailsSoftware/149469/ Students at SUNY-Geneseo are not just reading Walden. They're building a version of the author’s cabin in the woods, using 19th-century tools.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How a Sex-Assault Researcher Persevered Against University Resistance]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149369/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-a-Sex-Assault-Researcher/149369/ Jennifer Freyd says the University of Oregon's leaders supported her survey on rape—until they saw the survey.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sci-Fi Writers Urge Strapped Researchers to Keep Dreaming]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149341/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sci-Fi-Writers-Urge-Strapped/149341/ Authors and academics gather to give a glad yell of support to those engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs with big ideas.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What's Working?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149325/ http://chronicle.com/article/Whats-Working-/149325/ How Catholic colleges are promoting their missions in an increasingly secular society. 

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NIH Awards $32-Million to Tackle Big Data in Medicine]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149323/ http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Awards-32-Million-to/149323/ The grants, to some two dozen universities, are intended to bring researchers innovative ways of handling the huge data sets seen as critical to future discoveries.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[U. of Michigan Extends Novel System of Seed Money for Research]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149301/ http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Michigan-Extends-Novel/149301/ The "MCubed" program offers $60,000 credits that can be redeemed only if three faculty members, including one in a different field, work together.

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Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:05:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Lumina Looks to Expand Use of Framework to Track Student Learning]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149287/ http://chronicle.com/article/Lumina-Looks-to-Expand-Use-of/149287/ The foundation has spent three years testing its standards; now it’s hoping to get more institutions to adopt them.

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Thu, 09 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Clash Between Chicago State U. and Its Faculty Leaders Redefines Hardball]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149233/ http://chronicle.com/article/Clash-Between-Chicago-State-U/149233/ The public university’s trustees have refused to recognize the Faculty Senate, which administrators have hit with an open-records request.

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 04:55:23 EDT
<![CDATA[The Ph.D. Student's Ticking Clock]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149205/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-PhD-Students-Ticking/149205/ Life is complicated. So is getting graduate students to finish faster.

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[How Universities Are Cutting the Time It Takes to Earn a Doctorate]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149203/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Universities-Are-Cutting/149203/ Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[Google-Stalking Job Candidates: Tempting but Risky]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149193/ http://chronicle.com/article/Google-Stalking-Job/149193/ Internet searches sometimes yield answers to questions that hiring committees are legally forbidden to ask.

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Fri, 03 Oct 2014 04:55:40 EDT
<![CDATA[It's No Joke: Humor Rarely Welcome in Research Write-Ups]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149025/ http://chronicle.com/article/Its-No-Joke-Humor-Rarely/149025/ Examples of funny papers are few and far between. That’s a shame, says one scientist.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Arab-Studies E-Zine Hopes to Counter Mainstream Narrative]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149013/ http://chronicle.com/article/Arab-Studies-E-Zine-Hopes-to/149013/ The multilingual, multidisciplinary journal Jadaliyya covers the region "from an inside-out perspective."

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Man Who Ranks Philosophy Departments Now Rankles Them, Too]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149007/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Man-Who-Ranks-Philosophy/149007/ Brian Leiter's Philosophical Gourmet Report carries great weight. But his harsh personal attacks on other scholars leave its future uncertain.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NIH Issues $10-Million in Grants to Cut Gender-Based Test Biases]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148961/ http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Issues-10-Million-in/148961/ The money is the latest step in more than 20 years of efforts to reduce the predominance of male animals and cells in research financed by the agency.

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:55:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Texas University Faces Trial for Ousting Employee Who Defied Congressman]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148951/ http://chronicle.com/article/Texas-University-Faces-Trial/148951/ An appeals court has cleared the way for a former gallery director at Stephen F. Austin State University to sue administrators who ousted him after he refused involvement in a lawmaker’s event.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Start Up, Slow Down]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148923/ http://chronicle.com/article/Start-Up-Slow-Down/148923/ MIT doctoral students struggle to graduate while trying to get a potentially lucrative invention off the ground.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 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 ratings 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