The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ News :: Faculty Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:30:45 EDT <![CDATA[Federal Court Protects an Adjunct’s Complaints About Working Conditions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149759/ http://chronicle.com/article/Federal-Court-Protects-an/149759/ An appeals panel held that the First Amendment gave an adjunct the right to speak out about alleged mistreatment despite having been asked to praise her college.

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:55:06 EDT
<![CDATA[A Brief History of Academics Writing Seriously About Zombies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149755/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Brief-History-of-Academics/149755/ In a time of Ebola hysteria, research on the undead helps us better understand how such diseases spread.

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How a Coalition Seeks to Bring Minority Students Into Science]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149709/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-a-Coalition-Seeks-to-Bring/149709/ Four California universities want to create a stronger sense of community for black and Hispanic doctoral students in science and engineering.

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Dartmouth and Stanford Apologize After a Political-Science Experiment Gone Wrong]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149687/ http://chronicle.com/article/DartmouthStanford/149687/ A study that involved a deceptive mailing to Montana voters raises questions about a new research trend.

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[MIT Press and a Rebellious Journal Will Part Ways]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149671/ http://chronicle.com/article/MIT-Pressa-Rebellious/149671/ The deal The Baffler struck with the press in 2011 helped keep the publication alive. Now the journal has negotiated an exit.

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:56:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Steven Salaita’s New (Temporary) Career: Public Speaker]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149675/ http://chronicle.com/article/Steven-Salaita-s-New/149675/ Rejected by the University of Illinois for tweets critical of Israel, the scholar ponders his next move.

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Turning West, Historians Take a Wider View of Early America]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149621/ http://chronicle.com/article/Turning-West-Historians-Take/149621/ Populations in the 96 percent of North America that wasn’t part of the 13 colonies are getting attention in new books, with themes that resonate today.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tensions Between Faculty Members and Consultants Come to a Head in Minn.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149651/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tensions-Between-Faculty/149651/ Two unions in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system have disavowed a reorganization effort, in the latest case of faculty suspicion of consulting firms.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:53:25 EDT
<![CDATA[How Does an Academic Boycott of Israel Actually Work?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149601/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Does-an-Academic-Boycott/149601/ Resolutions on the issue often focus on symbolism more than specifics, as a recent flap over the American Studies Association's boycott demonstrates.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:55:00 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