The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ News :: Faculty Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:53:51 EDT <![CDATA[@AcademicsSay: The Story Behind a Social-Media Experiment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231195/ http://chronicle.com/article/AcademicsSay-The-Story/231195/ A parody Twitter account born out of frustration brought unexpected rewards — connecting with a previously unknown community and expanding research opportunities.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Louisiana State’s Firing of Salty Professor Renews Worries About Faculty Rights]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231167/ http://chronicle.com/article/Louisiana-State-s-Firing-of/231167/ The university has drawn new scrutiny for dismissing a tenured instructor mainly for using obscene language and jokes around students.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 04:55:04 EDT
<![CDATA[A Professor Crowdsources a Syllabus on the Charleston Shootings]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231073/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Professor-Crowdsources-a/231073/ Chad Williams, an associate professor at Brandeis University, took to Twitter, where his #CharlestonSyllabus hashtag quickly became a valuable resource.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 04:58:48 EDT
<![CDATA[U. of Texas Campus Seeks to Retain Students Through Data and Personal Coaching]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231003/ http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Texas-Campus-Seeks-to/231003/ The system’s new Rio Grande Valley campus hopes to use TEx, or "Total Educational Experience," to keep students in science, technology, and related fields.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 04:55:45 EDT
<![CDATA[A Professor, a Graduate Student, and 2 Careers Derailed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231007/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Professor-a-Graduate/231007/ In Northwestern University’s philosophy department, a relationship gone bad illustrates some of the toughest problems facing higher education.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Rachel Dolezal Case Leaves a Campus Bewildered and Some Scholars Disgusted]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230947/ http://chronicle.com/article/Rachel-Dolezal-Case-Leaves-a/230947/ As the activist's racial identity became a national story, her colleagues tried to make sense of their shock.

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Many Instructors Embrace Trigger Warnings, Despite Their Peers’ Misgivings]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230915/ http://chronicle.com/article/Many-Instructors-Embrace/230915/ Members of two associations were much more likely to report using them voluntarily than to say others had called for them.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 04:55:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Everyone Complains About Evaluations. A Nobel Laureate Offers an Alternative.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230885/ http://chronicle.com/article/Everyone-Complains-About/230885/ Carl Wieman argues that the best indicator of teaching effectiveness lies in the use of techniques known to improve student outcomes.

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[AAUP Censures U. of Illinois and 3 Other Colleges, Vows to Fight On in Wisconsin]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230887/ http://chronicle.com/article/AAUP-Censures-U-of-Illinois/230887/ The professors’ association also votes to censure Felician College, the University of Southern Maine, and the University of Texas’ Cancer Center.

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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 09:50:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Conflict Over Sociologist's Narrative Puts Spotlight on Ethnography]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230883/ http://chronicle.com/article/Conflict-Over-Sociologists/230883/ Did Alice Goffman commit a felony while researching her book on young black men in the criminal-justice system?

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sex-Assault Prevention Program Sees Results, and Raises Questions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230861/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sex-Assault-Prevention-Program/230861/ The author of a widely publicized study fields questions on whether a rape-prevention program at Canadian colleges puts too much of the onus on women.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Secret to Hitting Your Writing Goals May Be Simple: Peer Pressure]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230711/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Secret-to-Hitting-Your/230711/ Self-organized writing groups provide accountability for time-starved tenure-track professors.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Studying Politics or Playing Politics? Scholarly Experiments Sometimes Blur the Line]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230685/ http://chronicle.com/article/Studying-Politics-or-Playing/230685/ Experimental methods are a hot trend in political science. But as recent scandals show, the ethics can be tricky.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 04:55:55 EDT
<![CDATA[A University Banks on Ph.D. Stipends to Better Compete With Its Peers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230659/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-University-Banks-on-PhD/230659/ Northwestern plans to raise its minimum payment by 26 percent to attract top-notch doctoral students.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 04:55:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Wesleyan’s 3-Year Degree: How It's Doing After 3 Years]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230681/ http://chronicle.com/article/Wesleyan-s-3-Year-Degree-/230681/ The university’s first cohort of accelerated-degree students graduated this spring. What did they gain or lose by shaving off a year?

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[For Northwestern, the Kipnis Case Is Painful and Personal]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230665/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-Northwestern-the-Kipnis/230665/ Other faculty members, and even the university’s president, have felt the controversy's sting.

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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 04:58:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Wisconsin’s Fight Over Faculty Rights: What’s at Stake, and What’s Next]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230663/ http://chronicle.com/article/Wisconsin-s-Fight-Over/230663/ The American Association of University Professors called the proposal "a direct attack on higher education as a public good." Here’s a guide to the dispute.

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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Kipnis Case Highlights Perilous Clash of Title IX and Academic Freedom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230621/ http://chronicle.com/article/Kipnis-Case-Highlights/230621/ The fallout illustrates how student and faculty rights can collide on campuses. Some critics are calling for better guidance from the Education Department.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2015 04:55:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the College Consultant the AAUP Seeks to Shame]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230585/ http://chronicle.com/article/Meet-the-College-Consultant/230585/ Robert Dickeson has run afoul of faculty advocates by urging colleges not to let professors’ tenure protections hinder the scrapping of weak academic programs.

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Tue, 02 Jun 2015 04:56:32 EDT
<![CDATA[New Imaging Methods Shine Light on Hidden Texts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230475/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Imaging-Methods-Shine/230475/ The techniques have quietly revolutionized what scholars can recover from damaged sources. But will humanists embrace high-tech research?

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Tue, 02 Jun 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Unraveling of Michael LaCour]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230587/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Unraveling-of-Michael/230587/ The UCLA graduate student produced one of political science’s most talked-about studies — and then scrambled to cover his tracks as it all came crashing down.

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Tue, 02 Jun 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In a Paradox, Study Finds That Long, Jargon-Laden Abstracts Make for More Citations]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230541/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-a-Paradox-Study-Finds-That/230541/ Search engines may create a disincentive to write clear academic prose, say researchers at the University of Chicago.

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Mon, 01 Jun 2015 04:55:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Universities Yelp as Elsevier Pulls Back on Free Access]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230513/ http://chronicle.com/article/Universities-Yelp-as-Elsevier/230513/ As more institutions create repositories of their own researchers’ work, the publisher is telling them they must respect waiting periods before allowing free access to Elsevier-owned content.

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Fri, 29 May 2015 04:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[U. of Kansas Takes Narrow View of Lecturer’s Privacy Rights in Records Dispute]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230507/ http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Kansas-Takes-Narrow-View/230507/ In a court filing, the university argues that only higher-education institutions, and not their individual faculty members, have a right to academic freedom under the First Amendment.

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Fri, 29 May 2015 04:57:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Gene Scientists' Quest for Cadaver Tissue Faces Ethical Hurdles]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230361/ http://chronicle.com/article/Gene-Scientists-Quest-for/230361/ An NIH-backed project to collect samples from people who have suddenly died is confronting questions about whether the grieving next of kin know what they are agreeing to.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Professors Face Long Odds in Court Battles Over Speech Rights]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230311/ http://chronicle.com/article/Professors-Face-Long-Odds-in/230311/ An analysis of more than 200 court decisions involving faculty members’ First Amendment lawsuits says colleges usually win.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 04:56:04 EDT