The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ News :: Faculty Sun, 01 Feb 2015 06:00:36 EST <![CDATA[When Science Becomes a Political Weapon]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151501/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Science-Becomes-a/151501/ Fracking researchers feel used by opposing camps.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:55:01 EST
<![CDATA[Fracking vs. 'Fracking']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151471/ http://chronicle.com/article/Fracking-vs-Fracking/151471/ When scientists and the public think about fracking, they often hold very different thoughts in mind, whether about the most likely environmental risks, the depths involved, or the simple definition of the word.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[At Western Michigan U., Resistance Over a Popular Dean’s Dismissal]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151467/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Western-Michigan-U/151467/ Alexander Enyedi, dean of arts and sciences, was told his five-year contract would not be renewed. And then the campus responded.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:56:00 EST
<![CDATA[A New Faculty Challenge: Fending Off Abuse on Yik Yak]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151463/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-New-Faculty-Challenge-/151463/ An episode at one university highlights how anonymous social-media posts threaten the classroom dynamic.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:55:32 EST
<![CDATA[The Credit Hour Is Here to Stay, at Least for Now]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151465/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Credit-Hour-Is-Here-to/151465/ A report says that the Carnegie Unit, despite its flaws, plays an important role in organizing higher education.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:55:25 EST
<![CDATA[The Open-Records King of Eugene]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151393/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Open-Records-King-of/151393/ William T. Harbaugh says he loves the University of Oregon. That’s why, online, he’s holding administrators’ feet to the fire.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:58:49 EST
<![CDATA[The Day the Purpose of College Changed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151359/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Day-the-Purpose-of-College/151359/ On February 28, 1967, Gov. Ronald Reagan spoke of "certain intellectual luxuries that perhaps we could do without." Here's why liberal education has never recovered.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Modern Clinical Trial: 7 Years, 1,000 Patients, and Plenty of Questions About Cost]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151355/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Modern-Clinical-Trial-7/151355/ The trial I participated in shows why many experts think clinical studies need an overhaul.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:55:35 EST
<![CDATA[Once a Month, a Philosopher Uploads His Discipline to the World]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151353/ http://chronicle.com/article/Once-a-Month-a-Philosopher/151353/ Going public can be both satisfying and a survival strategy at a time of never enough money, especially for the humanities.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:55:01 EST
<![CDATA[College’s Adjuncts Split From State Union in Dispute Over Course Assignments]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151341/ http://chronicle.com/article/College-s-Adjuncts-Split/151341/ Part-time faculty members at Columbia College Chicago say the Illinois Education Association didn’t help them when college staff members poached their work.

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:55:09 EST
<![CDATA[Tracking the Elusive Ph.D.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151339/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tracking-the-Elusive-PhD/151339/ A large-scale effort to monitor career outcomes gets some traction, but five big challenges remain.

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Scholars and Activists Speak Out About Why ‘Black Life Matters’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151295/ http://chronicle.com/article/ScholarsActivists-Speak/151295/ Academics from 19 campuses took part in a conference last week where speakers aired wide-ranging concerns about racial disparities.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 04:55:48 EST
<![CDATA[Even With Legal Marijuana, Researchers Can’t Score a Supply]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151257/ http://chronicle.com/article/Even-With-Legal-Marijuana/151257/ Now you can buy marijuana at storefronts in Colorado. But the federal government prevents researchers from getting what they need.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Disciplines That Expect ‘Brilliance’ Tend to Punish Women, Study Finds]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151217/ http://chronicle.com/article/Disciplines-That-Expect/151217/ Many practitioners in subjects like philosophy and physics feel their work requires “a special aptitude.” That perception could be widening gender gaps.

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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[‘Charlie Hebdo’ Massacre Prompts New Criticism of 2009 Episode at Yale]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151209/ http://chronicle.com/article/Charlie-Hebdo-Massacre/151209/ The university’s press riled advocates of academic freedom by removing cartoons of Muhammad from a scholarly book.

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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Stretched Adjuncts Could Be Weak Link in Obama’s Free-College Plan]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151169/ http://chronicle.com/article/Stretched-Adjuncts-Could-Be/151169/ Without provisions to improve the working conditions of part-time teachers, activists say, the proposal could undermine the quality of instruction at community colleges.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 04:56:00 EST
<![CDATA[Are Young Scientists Getting Enough Help From the NIH?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151167/ http://chronicle.com/article/Are-Young-Scientists-Getting/151167/ The percentage of grants won by new researchers has plateaued. The agency, determined to save fledgling careers, keeps trying new ideas to bring the numbers up.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 04:56:00 EST
<![CDATA[When Colleges Abandon Phys Ed, What Else Is Lost?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151109/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Colleges-Abandon-Phys-Ed/151109/ Regular exercise is key to cognitive development. But more and more, higher education is leaving the body behind.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[New Job on Campus: Expanding Ph.D. Career Options]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151105/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Job-on-Campus-Expanding/151105/ As more doctoral students look for employment outside academe, they want universities to offer better advice.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Behind the Statistics on Campus Rape]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151089/ http://chronicle.com/article/Behind-the-Statistics-on/151089/ Here’s a closer look at several assertions informing the conversation. How do we know what we know? And where do we need to know more?

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Fri, 09 Jan 2015 04:55:31 EST
<![CDATA[Outsider Slate’s Success in MLA Elections Is Shrouded by Withheld Numbers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151079/ http://chronicle.com/article/Outsider-Slate-s-Success-in/151079/ A group demanding that the Modern Language Association better represent non-tenure-track faculty members claims to have made major progress in annual voting.

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Thu, 08 Jan 2015 04:55:21 EST
<![CDATA[‘Ferguson Did Not Happen in a Vacuum’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151047/ http://chronicle.com/article/Ferguson-Did-Not-Happen-in/151047/ During a meeting of historians in New York, a panel delved into a fatal shooting, the widespread protests it ignited, and the lessons it still holds.

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Tue, 06 Jan 2015 04:56:19 EST
<![CDATA[Historians Decline to Take Up Resolutions Criticizing Israel]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151035/ http://chronicle.com/article/Historians-Decline-to-Take-Up/151035/ The resolutions were introduced after the deadline, and members of the American Historical Association voted not to bend the rules to debate them.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 04:56:00 EST
<![CDATA[Labor Board Sets New Tests for Whether Private-College Faculty Members Can Unionize]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150947/ http://chronicle.com/article/Labor-Board-Sets-New-Tests-for/150947/ In a decision involving Pacific Lutheran University, the National Labor Relations Board established new benchmarks for deciding two key questions in academic-labor law.

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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:04:00 EST
<![CDATA[Big-Data Scientists Face Ethical Challenges After Facebook Study]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150871/ http://chronicle.com/article/Big-Data-Scientists-Face/150871/ A new world of research is dawning six months after an uproar over an experiment in which the social-media company and academic researchers were accused of manipulating users.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:55:35 EST
<![CDATA[How Small Changes Are Improving Gender Balance at One Business School]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150811/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Small-Changes-Are/150811/ An effort to increase the representation of women on the faculty and among doctoral students at the University of Michigan’s business school is showing results.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:54:00 EST