The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ News :: Faculty Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:24:23 EST <![CDATA[How a Persistent Scholar Landed an Invitation to T.S. Eliot's Archive]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150187/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-a-Persistent-Scholar/150187/ "It’s time to bring all of Tom together," the poet’s widow told the professor. "And I’m going to need your help."

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Middle East Studies Association Fights a Rising Tide of Critics]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150169/ http://chronicle.com/article/Middle-East-Studies/150169/ The group and many of its members dismiss accusations of anti-Israel bias as attempts to stifle academic freedom.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:56:00 EST
<![CDATA[Professors of the Year Reveal What Makes Their Classes Stand Out]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150147/ http://chronicle.com/article/Professors-of-the-Year-Reveal/150147/ $5,000 awards recognize excellence in teaching and mentoring.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[NIH and FDA Toughen Rules on Reporting Medical Trials]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150145/ http://chronicle.com/article/NIHFDA-Toughen-Rules-on/150145/ Under a new proposal, researchers who fail to report the results of federally funded work could lose grant money or future government support.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:40:00 EST
<![CDATA[Think Students in Your Class Might Be Cheating? Here’s What to Do]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150091/ http://chronicle.com/article/Think-Students-in-Your-Class/150091/ With cheating investigations under way at Dartmouth College and Duke University, we asked the experts what every professor should know.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:55:45 EST
<![CDATA[Colleges Encourage Graduates to Seek Second Bachelor's Degrees]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150093/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Encourage-Graduates/150093/ In a job market that’s still tough, students hope that going back for a marketable degree will pay off sooner than their first one will.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Researchers Hope a Contest Will Capture Cancer's Elusive Genome]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150063/ http://chronicle.com/article/Researchers-Hope-a-Contest/150063/ It’s sort of like crowdsourcing for genetic-data sequencers, but it’s a competition. And there are prizes.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[In Her Own Words, Joyce Carol Oates Is a Teacher First]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150065/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Her-Own-Words-Joyce-Carol/150065/ A retirement party held by admiring fellow faculty members at Princeton left the writer "feeling really posthumous."

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[At Boot Camp, University Scientists Are Prodded to Think Like Entrepreneurs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150041/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Boot-Camp-University/150041/ The instructors at Innovation Corps pepper researchers with hard questions about whether their work has commercial appeal. Is this the new face of scientific innovation?

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 04:55:08 EST
<![CDATA[Professors' Place in the Classroom Is Shifting to the Side]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149975/ http://chronicle.com/article/Professors-Place-in-the/149975/ Colleges have long seen students as passive receivers of content. That view is changing, and it could portend an even more "radical" shift in teaching.

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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Career-Focused Majors Can Strengthen, Not Threaten, Liberal-Arts Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149931/ http://chronicle.com/article/Career-Focused-Majors-Can/149931/ Students can get the same broad education at those colleges whether they major in engineering or English, says a report by University of Iowa researchers.

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:55:22 EST
<![CDATA[Improv Helps Ph.D.'s Explain Their Work—and Loosen Up]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149887/ http://chronicle.com/article/Improv-Helps-PhDs-Explain/149887/ Universities see theater lessons as a way to better prepare graduate students for jobs both in and out of academe.

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Now, Everything Has a Learning Outcome]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149897/ http://chronicle.com/article/Now-Everything-Has-a-Learning/149897/ While many students want college to supply a direct path to their first job, some institutions try to prepare them for the curves ahead.

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Hidden Away on Campuses, Troves of Old Recordings Slip Archivists’ Grasp]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149875/ http://chronicle.com/article/Hidden-Away-on-Campuses/149875/ Preservation specialists fear that academe is about to lose the great majority of its sound and moving-image collections to time and neglect.

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Fri, 07 Nov 2014 04:55:27 EST
<![CDATA[With Republican Gains, Adjuncts May Struggle to Keep Foothold on Capitol Hill]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149859/ http://chronicle.com/article/With-Republican-Gains/149859/ After a year of unprecedented Congressional attention but few real political gains, advocates for part-time instructors face unfriendly political majorities.

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 04:56:35 EST
<![CDATA[When a Student Confides a Rape, Should a Professor Have to Report It?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149855/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-a-Student-Confides-a/149855/ Some campuses require faculty members to disclose all such allegations; that makes them uneasy.

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[New Rules for Human-Subject Research Are Delayed and Debated]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149767/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Rules-for-Human-Subject/149767/ Many social scientists, like anthropologists and oral historians, argue that the rules should not apply to them.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![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 institution, a community college in Illinois.

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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