PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty https://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ 2016-06-28T07:25:05-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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 Historians of Slavery Find Fruitful Terrain: Their Own Institutions https://chronicle.com/article/Historians-of-Slavery-Find/236871 2016-06-21T04:55:00-04:00 In a year when student activists pushed colleges to reconsider racially charged monuments and building names, researchers who investigate campus history have found new momentum. By Corinne Ruff Federal Agencies Don’t Fund Big Gun-Violence Research. Can California? https://chronicle.com/article/Federal-Agencies-Don-t-Fund/236862 2016-06-20T04:55:00-04:00 The state’s Legislature voted on Thursday to create the California Firearm Violence Research Center in the UC system, aimed at "filling the gap" left by restrictions at the federal level. By Arielle Martinez Turmoil Raises Specter of Faculty Exodus From Public Colleges https://chronicle.com/article/Turmoil-Raises-Specter-of/236854 2016-06-19T18:31:49-04:00 High-profile defections stoke rumors of a mass exit, but even if professors aren’t fleeing in droves, there’s plenty of maneuvering behind the scenes. By Lee Gardner AAUP Rebukes Universities for Their Boards’ Actions https://chronicle.com/article/AAUP-Rebukes-Universities-for/236863 2016-06-19T14:54:00-04:00 The American Association of University Professors censures or sanctions four colleges and sidesteps calls to take stands against fossil-fuel investments and in favor of Hillary Clinton. By Peter Schmidt How One Professor Is Trying to Paint a Richer Portrait of Effective Teaching https://chronicle.com/article/How-One-Professor-Is-Trying-to/236827 2016-06-16T04:55:00-04:00 Philip B. Stark found that student evaluations of teaching can be tainted by gender bias. He’s spearheading an effort among his peers to rely on those evaluations less, and to use other methods instead. By Emma Pettit Academics in Sexual Minorities Can Feel a Need to Stay Closeted https://chronicle.com/article/Academics-in-Sexual-Minorities/236745 2016-06-09T05:00:01-04:00 A researcher who extensively interviewed LGBTQ faculty members heard from many who associated being open about their identity with tokenism or career derailment. By Peter Schmidt In UCLA Shooter’s Motive, Echoes of an Age-Old Academic Fear https://chronicle.com/article/In-UCLA-Shooter-s-Motive/236725 2016-06-07T04:55:00-04:00 Mainak Sarkar’s unsupported claim that his professor, William Klug, stole his work reflects a common anxiety that has led to resentment and lawsuits elsewhere. By Steve Kolowich The Making of a Teaching Evangelist https://chronicle.com/article/The-Making-of-a-Teaching/236706 2016-06-05T19:00:46-04:00 How Eric Mazur came to realize that the traditional classroom lecture had to go. By Dan Berrett Even for ‘Mad Men’ Obsessives, Higher-Ed Marketing Inspires Unease https://chronicle.com/article/Even-for-Mad-Men-/236689 2016-06-05T18:55:00-04:00 As universities struggle to affirm their value and stand out from competitors, faculty members feel pressure to sell themselves and the institutions they represent. By Jack Stripling Why Did a UCLA Professor Become a Target of His Enraged Advisee? https://chronicle.com/article/Why-Did-a-UCLA-Professor/236715 2016-06-05T11:28:00-04:00 William Klug helped a struggling doctoral student when others saw little in the man’s work that was worth salvaging. Mr. Klug’s killing by that student left those who knew the professor baffled. By Katherine Mangan What Should a Major Teach? ‘Adrift’ Authors Offer Answers https://chronicle.com/article/What-Should-a-Major-Teach-/236694 2016-06-03T04:55:00-04:00 A book edited by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa describes a two-year, faculty-led project to define the main ideas and practices at the core of six popular disciplines. By Dan Berrett Emeritus Professors Make a Case for Campuses to Tap Their Talents https://chronicle.com/article/Emeritus-Professors-Make-a/236693 2016-06-03T04:55:00-04:00 Often there’s no measure of what retired faculty members contribute, but in the University of California system, they’re taking stock. By Audrey Williams June Is It Time for Universities to Get Out of the Hospital Business? https://chronicle.com/article/Is-It-Time-for-Universities-to/236643 2016-05-31T04:55:00-04:00 The health-care industry is turning inside out, forcing some elite institutions to consider whether their once-lucrative medical centers are becoming liabilities. By Paul Voosen This Professor Enrolled as an Undercover Student https://chronicle.com/article/This-Professor-Enrolled-as-an/236649 2016-05-30T21:45:00-04:00 Mike Cross describes what motivated him, what secrets he learned, and how hard many community-college students have it. By Katherine Mangan What Colleges Can Do to Diversify Their Curricula https://chronicle.com/article/What-Colleges-Can-Do-to/236576 2016-05-27T04:55:00-04:00 Student protesters at Seattle University want fewer "dead white dudes" in their curriculum. Is that possible? By Corinne Ruff A ‘Devastating Account’ of Diversity at Yale https://chronicle.com/article/A-Devastating-Account-of/236598 2016-05-25T04:55:00-04:00 Ambitious plans and a repeated failure to execute them characterize the university’s record of confronting race, a faculty panel concludes. By Beth McMurtrie ‘It’ll Never Stop!’ Linguistics Scholar Warns of Great Emoji Flood https://chronicle.com/article/It-ll-Never-Stop-/236560 2016-05-22T14:55:00-04:00 The demand for new emoji has made the work of the Unicode Consortium, which develops standards for the display of text in software, newly relevant. But has it gotten out of hand? By Steve Kolowich