PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty https://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ 2016-02-10T03:51:44-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education How to Teach the Super Bowl https://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Teach-the-Super-Bowl/235214 2016-02-05T13:15:45-05:00 At Syracuse University about 100 students will be watching Sunday’s game with an eye toward its societal, economic, and cultural implications. By Courtney Kueppers U. of Wisconsin Faculty Members Fear Gutting of Tenure https://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Wisconsin-Faculty/235194 2016-02-05T04:56:31-05:00 Faculty leaders are criticizing proposed policies that were devised to replace job protections stripped out of state law. They say the proposals leave professors far too vulnerable to layoffs. By Peter Schmidt When a Faculty Candidate Has Been Investigated for Harassment, What’s a Hiring Committee to Do? https://chronicle.com/article/When-a-Faculty-Candidate-Has/235174 2016-02-04T04:56:38-05:00 That’s a thorny question, as the resignation of a molecular biologist at the University of Chicago demonstrates. Without hard evidence or standard practices, professors struggle to balance the presumption of innocence with a desire to protect their own grad students. By Sarah Brown Northwestern U. Loses Round Over Unauthorized Patient Testing https://chronicle.com/article/Northwestern-U-Loses-Round/235138 2016-02-02T04:56:22-05:00 The university's teaching hospital and its chief of cardiac surgery remain as defendants in a lawsuit that alleges a lack of informed consent. By Paul Basken The Water Next Time: Professor Who Helped Expose Crisis in Flint Says Public Science Is Broken https://chronicle.com/article/The-Water-Next-Time-Professor/235136 2016-02-02T04:55:00-05:00 Marc Edwards, a professor of civil engineering at Virginia Tech, has become something of a folk hero for his role in identifying lead in the city’s water. But he says he takes no pleasure in the attention. Instead he worries that university research is "no longer deserving of the public trust." By Steve Kolowich Evangelical Colleges’ Diversity Problem https://chronicle.com/article/Evangelical-Colleges-/235112 2016-01-31T19:00:00-05:00 A black professor’s tense tenure at Wheaton College of Illinois has raised uncomfortable questions for a movement that has long struggled to reconcile tradition and diversity. By Beth McMurtrie Scholars Criticize Academia.edu Proposal to Charge Authors for Recommendations https://chronicle.com/article/Scholars-Criticize/235102 2016-01-29T04:55:00-05:00 The social network for sharing academic papers says the idea is just under consideration, not a done deal, but the critics have responded with outrage on Twitter. By Corinne Ruff How Fresh Funding Structures Could Support Research With Impact https://chronicle.com/article/How-Fresh-Funding-Structures/235037 2016-01-27T19:43:45-05:00 Government structures for financing science may make sense for reasons of professional development, but they're not necessarily built for optimal problem-solving. New ideas might change that. By Paul Basken A University Softens a Plan to Cut Tenured Faculty, but Professors Remain Wary https://chronicle.com/article/A-University-Softens-a-Plan-to/235061 2016-01-27T04:56:25-05:00 Facing a dire budget situation, Western Illinois University had proposed to lay off more than 40 professors. It has taken a dozen tenured faculty members off the list, but that hasn’t allayed concerns about its process or goals. By Sarah Brown How Christian Colleges Might Pick Their Battles More Wisely https://chronicle.com/article/How-Christian-Colleges-Might/235060 2016-01-27T04:55:00-05:00 The author of a new book on Christian colleges and academic freedom says the institutions could uphold their faith without unnecessary clashes with instructors. By Peter Schmidt On Climate Change, Are University Researchers Making a Difference? https://chronicle.com/article/On-Climate-Change-Are/235035 2016-01-27T00:55:00-05:00 They’ve studied it and written about it, but some experts say scientists haven’t done enough to shape public opinion on what may be the most important issue of our time. By Paul Basken Teaching Young Engineers to Find Problems, Not Just Solve Them https://chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Young-Engineers-to/235036 2016-01-26T19:43:45-05:00 A new wave of campus programs encourages undergraduates to think broadly, aggressively, and across disciplines about how they can help with real-world challenges. By Paul Basken What It's Like to Teach Islam 101 When Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Runs High https://chronicle.com/article/What-Its-Like-to-Teach-Islam/235034 2016-01-26T04:55:00-05:00 Heated debates about terrorism and immigration are making many Muslims wary. The charged climate is a challenging backdrop for a course meant to introduce undergraduates to the religion. By Beckie Supiano Data Could Help Scholars Persuade, if Only They Were Willing to Use It https://chronicle.com/article/Data-Could-Help-Scholars/235029 2016-01-25T18:46:00-05:00 Companies that exploit personal information could offer a model for researchers who seek to turn their work into meaningful policy. But many scholars are wary. By Paul Basken Is University Research Missing What Matters Most? https://chronicle.com/article/Is-University-Research-Missing/235028 2016-01-24T18:46:25-05:00 As a nation, we’re getting good at turning professors’ work into marketable products. But is that enough for some of our society’s biggest problems? By Paul Basken What It Might Take to Tackle the Most Important Problems https://chronicle.com/article/What-It-Might-Take-to-Tackle/235030 2016-01-24T18:16:25-05:00 Here's a sampling of experts' suggestions of what universities, governments, journals, and private funders of research could do to ensure that they're making the greatest possible efforts toward solving society’s most pressing issues. By Paul Basken Prominent Medieval Scholar’s Blog on ‘Feminist Fog’ Sparks an Uproar https://chronicle.com/article/Prominent-Medieval-Scholar-s/235014 2016-01-22T04:55:00-05:00 A post that attacks feminism and paints men as victims has been widely condemned in the field as an unwelcome window back to a time when it was less open to women. By Rio Fernandes Pythons, GIFs, and Naked Family Portraits: the Weirdest Things on Students’ Screens https://chronicle.com/article/Pythons-GIFsNaked/234971 2016-01-20T04:55:00-05:00 We asked instructors about the oddest things they’ve caught students looking at in class. They did not disappoint. By Andy Thomason Dearth of Faculty Diversity Leaves King Award Recipient ‘Neither Thrilled Nor Honored’ https://chronicle.com/article/Dearth-of-Faculty-Diversity/234974 2016-01-20T04:55:00-05:00 Naomi Zack says she’s embarrassed by the lack of minorities among senior faculty members at the University of Oregon. By Eric Kelderman From a Red House Off Campus, Georgetown Tries to Reinvent Itself https://chronicle.com/article/From-a-Red-House-Off-Campus/234958 2016-01-19T00:05:00-05:00 The effort’s successes and failures hold lessons for other colleges interested in transformation from within. By Goldie Blumenstyk