The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ News :: Faculty Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:59:22 EDT <![CDATA[Federal Plan to Modernize Medical Trials’ Rules Would Be Boon to Universities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232835/ http://chronicle.com/article/Federal-Plan-to-Modernize/232835/ A 519-page set of regulations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would relax the approvals process for research that involves human subjects but puts them at little or no risk.

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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:44:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Is Nuance Overrated?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232771/ http://chronicle.com/article/Is-Nuance-Overrated-/232771/ A scholar took an irreverent stand against a common academic criticism and watched his paper go viral. But there’s a serious point in the paper’s vulgar title.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:52:29 EDT
<![CDATA[The Results of the Reproducibility Project Are In. They’re Not Good.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232695/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Results-of-the/232695/ The project tried to replicate the results of 100 psychology studies. Only 39 percent withstood scrutiny.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:56:30 EDT
<![CDATA[At U. of Missouri, Grad Students Rally for Better Conditions, and Faculty Come to Their Aid]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232643/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-U-of-Missouri-Grad/232643/ An uproar over health-care cuts has turned into a widespread protest against the university’s treatment of graduate students.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:59:16 EDT
<![CDATA[These Videos Could Change How You Think About Teaching]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232645/ http://chronicle.com/article/These-Videos-Could-Change-How/232645/ Michael Wesch believes that college teaching should transform the learner. He’s sharing that philosophy through short videos on his new website, My Teaching Notebook.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:57:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Star Scholar Resigns From Northwestern, Saying It Doesn't Respect Academic Freedom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232601/ http://chronicle.com/article/Star-Scholar-Resigns-From/232601/ Alice Dreger, an author and professor of medical humanities, says a dean tried to censor portions of an essay in a journal she guest-edited.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 04:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Quest to Put a Value on Medical Research Illustrates the Difficulties of Trying]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232495/ http://chronicle.com/article/Quest-to-Put-a-Value-on/232495/ A study attempts to draw links between life expectancy, approvals of new drugs, and research supported by the NIH. Some experts say those aren’t dots that can be connected.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:55:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Backlash at U. of Missouri Highlights Questions About Health Subsidies for Grad Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232467/ http://chronicle.com/article/Backlash-at-U-of-Missouri/232467/ The university said it would end subsidies for graduate students’ health care, citing a provision of Obamacare. Here’s a guide to the controversy.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 04:55:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Can Universities Fix the Police?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232439/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-Universities-Fix-the/232439/ Officers and scholars have not always gotten along. But some researchers say working directly with law-enforcement agencies is the only real way to change them.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 04:55:31 EDT
<![CDATA[A Clinician, a Blogger, and Now a Thorn in Coca-Cola’s Side]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232381/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Clinician-a-Blogger-and/232381/ Yoni Freedhoff has long been a fierce advocate on health and nutrition. Now he has helped to expose what many scientists see as a serious conflict of interest.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 04:55:57 EDT
<![CDATA[A Rancorous Feud Over a Research Grant Leaves a Professor With No Regrets]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232317/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Rancorous-Feud-Over-a/232317/ Paul S. Aisen’s decision to move his Alzheimer’s-research program from one California university to another led to a nasty dispute.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 04:55:59 EDT
<![CDATA[A Meeting of Psychologists Becomes a Moment of Soul Searching]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232267/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Meeting-of-Psychologists/232267/ At the American Psychological Association’s annual meeting, members reflected on how the group can recover from revelations about torture.

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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 04:56:10 EDT
<![CDATA[American Psychological Association Bans Members From Military Interrogations]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232255/ http://chronicle.com/article/American-Psychological/232255/ Supporters of the new policy say it's needed to restore trust in the group, which a recent report criticized as colluding with the Pentagon to soften its ethics guidelines.

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Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:31:08 EDT
<![CDATA[A Year of Racial Tumult Brings Potent Lessons — and Risks — to the Classroom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232245/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Year-of-Racial-Tumult-Brings/232245/ Scholars of race have seized on social movements like #BlackLivesMatter to enliven their courses. But their efforts have taken a personal toll.

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Fri, 07 Aug 2015 04:56:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Drone Researchers See the Technology Grounded by Federal Safety Rules]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232177/ http://chronicle.com/article/Drone-Researchers-See-the/232177/ Researchers have big plans to make unmanned aerial vehicles more useful, but regulations are limiting their work.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2015 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[When Researchers State Goals for Clinical Trials in Advance, Success Rates Plunge]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232187/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Researchers-State-Goals/232187/ The government now requires many scientists to announce what they intend to test. A new study says that has made it harder for some of them to claim positive findings.

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Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:00:48 EDT
<![CDATA[New Leaders Bring Marketing Chops to University Presses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232071/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Leaders-Bring-Marketing/232071/ Most directors used to come from the editorial ranks. No longer, as survive-and-thrive skills are ever more crucial.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Librarians Leap to the Aid of Researchers Whose Funding Will Soon Depend on Open Access]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231997/ http://chronicle.com/article/Librarians-Leap-to-the-Aid-of/231997/ Federal agencies are putting new rules into effect this fall, with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Cornell Tech Wants to Import Israeli-Style Entrepreneurship]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231963/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Cornell-Tech-Wants-to/231963/ The new applied-science campus in Manhattan hopes to channel the bold start-up ethos of its partner, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Remedial Educators Warn of Misconceptions Fueling a Reform Movement]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231937/ http://chronicle.com/article/Remedial-Educators-Warn-of/231937/ Experts in developmental education want to dispel assertions that they think could hurt students. Here’s a guide to what they say are five such myths.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:55:28 EDT
<![CDATA[TV’s Next Big Star: a Female MacGyver]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231875/ http://chronicle.com/article/TV-s-Next-Big-Star-a-Female/231875/ The University of Southern California collaborates with Hollywood on a competition for a series featuring a credible character who is both an engineer and a woman.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Grant Dispute Throws an Unwritten Rule of Academic Poaching Out the Window]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231857/ http://chronicle.com/article/Grant-Dispute-Throws-an/231857/ When Paul S. Aisen left one California university for another, he planned to take a $55-million grant along with him. Not so fast, said his old employer.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:55:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Boom in Academic Poaching Is Fueled by Visions of Economic Development]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231859/ http://chronicle.com/article/Boom-in-Academic-Poaching-Is/231859/ Many top researchers have been lured to institutions in Texas. What are the implications of an arms race for talent?

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[A Liberal-Arts College Intervenes to Diversify Its Faculty]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231723/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Liberal-Arts-College-/231723/ Skidmore College requires training for hiring-committee members at four key points during a search process.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:12:29 EDT
<![CDATA[When Activism Is Worth the Risk]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231729/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Activism-Is-Worth-the/231729/ Academics who champion causes may be gambling with their careers. But for dedicated activists, the choice is clear.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:12:29 EDT
<![CDATA[University Experts Renew Denials of Links Between Tobacco and Disease]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231733/ http://chronicle.com/article/University-Experts-Renew/231733/ A new study identifies three medical professors who have repeatedly testified in support of tobacco companies at civil trials.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:15:01 EDT