PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty https://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ 2016-07-25T12:00:57-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education How Much Can Unions Lift Adjuncts? CUNY Contract Fight Hinges on What’s Good Enough https://chronicle.com/article/How-Much-Can-Unions-Lift/237238 2016-07-25T04:55:00-04:00 Many of the City University of New York’s part-time faculty members oppose a new labor agreement that their union heralds as offering them big gains. By Peter Schmidt How to Hold Research ‘Rock Stars’ Accountable for Sexual Harassment https://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Hold-Research-Rock/237200 2016-07-21T04:58:36-04:00 A panel on harassment in academe, particularly in the sciences, explored why it’s difficult to punish professors for inappropriate behavior and what can be done about that. Here are three themes from the discussion. By Sarah Brown ‘Historians Against Trump’ and ‘Historians on Donald Trump’: Scholars Sound Off About Why They Joined https://chronicle.com/article/Historians-Against-Trump-/237199 2016-07-21T04:54:44-04:00 Academics in the two groups say they see it as their duty to point out historical precedents for a Trump presidency and to help the public make educated choices. By Arielle Martinez A Team of Political Scientists, a Convention Like No Other, and a Search for One Good Protest https://chronicle.com/article/A-Team-of-Political/237197 2016-07-20T17:44:04-04:00 Student researchers from Penn State arrived at the Republican National Convention expecting chaotic — and perhaps frightening — scenes of activism. Instead they got a lesson in the unpredictability of social-science fieldwork. By Steve Kolowich How One English Professor Plans to Turn Melania Trump Into a Teachable Moment https://chronicle.com/article/How-One-English-Professor/237183 2016-07-20T04:55:00-04:00 Terri Coleman, an adjunct at Dillard University, says the apparent plagiarism by the wife of the Republican nominee will make it onto her syllabus. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz The U. of Missouri Press Almost Closed 4 Years Ago. Here’s How It Bounced Back. https://chronicle.com/article/The-U-of-Missouri-Press/237105 2016-07-13T04:55:00-04:00 Aided by a public outcry, the publisher thwarted a plan to shut it down. It’s now on firmer footing, but like other university presses, it is still weathering the challenges of a shifting market. By Emma Pettit When the President of the United States Writes an Article in Your Journal https://chronicle.com/article/When-the-President-of-the/237104 2016-07-13T04:47:48-04:00 How do you edit Barack Obama? The Chronicle spoke to the editor in chief of a journal that published the president’s article on the future of health-care reform on Monday. By Arielle Martinez As Free Textbooks Go Mainstream, Advocate Says Colleges Should Do More to Support Them https://chronicle.com/article/As-Free-Textbooks-Go/237082 2016-07-12T04:55:00-04:00 Hal Plotkin, a longtime supporter of open educational resources, says efforts like the Zero Textbook Cost degree could save students billions of dollars. By Goldie Blumenstyk 'One Trigger Finger for Whites and Another for Blacks': What the Research Says https://chronicle.com/article/One-Trigger-Finger-for-Whites/237057 2016-07-08T04:55:00-04:00 Scholars have been studying the role of race in fatal police shootings for decades. Here’s a survey of what they’ve learned. By Emma Pettit Why Don't Young Scientists Get More Grants? Often They Don't Apply https://chronicle.com/article/Why-Dont-Young-Scientists-Get/237053 2016-07-07T14:09:41-04:00 Experts have long bemoaned the fact that older researchers earn disproportionate funding. A new study suggests they're more likely than their younger colleagues to ask the NIH for money. By Paul Basken The U. of California’s Open-Access Promise Hits a Snag: The Faculty https://chronicle.com/article/The-U-of-California-s/237044 2016-07-07T04:52:17-04:00 Three years after the university system’s Academic Senate approved a bold plan to make faculty research freely available, only 25 percent of professors are putting their papers in a state-created repository. By Paul Basken In ‘Donald Trump, PhD,’ Scientists Find Catharsis Amid Gags https://chronicle.com/article/In-Donald-Trump-PhD-/237030 2016-07-06T04:55:00-04:00 Why one scientist started a Twitter account that applies the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s style of rhetoric to reforming the sciences. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz What Minority-Serving Institutions Can Teach Other Colleges https://chronicle.com/article/What-Minority-Serving/237009 2016-07-03T20:33:37-04:00 They know a lot about creating a sense of belonging for people from underrepresented groups, says Marybeth Gasman. By Beth McMurtrie How Minority Students' Experiences Differ: What Research Reveals https://chronicle.com/article/How-Minority-Students/237011 2016-07-03T20:33:37-04:00 For one thing, they are more likely to want careers that serve their communities. By Beth McMurtrie To Diversify the Faculty, Start Here https://chronicle.com/article/To-Diversify-the-Faculty/237010 2016-07-03T20:33:37-04:00 How one university is changing a sink-or-swim culture to broaden the appeal of a Ph.D. By Beth McMurtrie To Avoid More Scandals, Cautious Departments Swap Drinking for Hiking https://chronicle.com/article/To-Avoid-More-Scandals/237008 2016-07-03T20:33:37-04:00 After sex-harassment scandals, increased vigilance has prompted new rules for interactions between professors and graduate students. By Robin Wilson What Happens When Your Research Is Featured on ‘Fox & Friends’ https://chronicle.com/article/What-Happens-When-Your/236949 2016-06-29T04:55:00-04:00 A foundational piece of research on microaggressions, cited as a guide by several universities, has surfaced as ammunition in the war over sensitivity in higher education. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz AAUP Rethinks How It Fights Governing Boards https://chronicle.com/article/AAUP-Rethinks-How-It-Fights/236935 2016-06-28T04:56:35-04:00 The American Association of University Professors plans to review its policies dealing with colleges’ governing boards in response to fears of ineffectiveness and controversy surrounding its sanction of the University of Iowa. By Peter Schmidt Data Mining Points Path to Helping Female and Minority Scientists https://chronicle.com/article/Data-Mining-Points-Path-to/236933 2016-06-28T04:55:00-04:00 Research from Harvard suggests that measuring "reach" — how closely one journal author is connected to others — could be a key factor in career advancement. By Paul Basken ‘Fem Fog’ Fallout: Scholars Wrestle With Honoring a Colleague Tarnished by a Blog Post https://chronicle.com/article/Fem-Fog-Fallout-/236891 2016-06-23T04:54:55-04:00 Well before Allen J. Frantzen’s comments on feminism were widely condemned by fellow medievalists, scholars started compiling a work celebrating his career. Five years later, some are getting cold feet. By Gabriel Sandoval