The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ News :: Faculty Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:27:47 EDT <![CDATA[The Results of the Reproducibility Project Are In. They’re Not Good.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232695/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Results-of-the/232695/ The project tried to replicate the results of 100 psychology studies. Only 39 percent withstood scrutiny.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:56:30 EDT
<![CDATA[At U. of Missouri, Grad Students Rally for Better Conditions, and Faculty Come to Their Aid]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232643/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-U-of-Missouri-Grad/232643/ An uproar over health-care cuts has turned into a widespread protest against the university’s treatment of graduate students.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:59:16 EDT
<![CDATA[These Videos Could Change How You Think About Teaching]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232645/ http://chronicle.com/article/These-Videos-Could-Change-How/232645/ Michael Wesch believes that college teaching should transform the learner. He’s sharing that philosophy through short videos on his new website, My Teaching Notebook.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:57:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Star Scholar Resigns From Northwestern, Saying It Doesn't Respect Academic Freedom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232601/ http://chronicle.com/article/Star-Scholar-Resigns-From/232601/ Alice Dreger, an author and professor of medical humanities, says a dean tried to censor portions of an essay in a journal she guest-edited.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 04:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Quest to Put a Value on Medical Research Illustrates the Difficulties of Trying]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232495/ http://chronicle.com/article/Quest-to-Put-a-Value-on/232495/ A study attempts to draw links between life expectancy, approvals of new drugs, and research supported by the NIH. Some experts say those aren’t dots that can be connected.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:55:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Backlash at U. of Missouri Highlights Questions About Health Subsidies for Grad Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232467/ http://chronicle.com/article/Backlash-at-U-of-Missouri/232467/ The university said it would end subsidies for graduate students’ health care, citing a provision of Obamacare. Here’s a guide to the controversy.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 04:55:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Can Universities Fix the Police?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232439/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-Universities-Fix-the/232439/ Officers and scholars have not always gotten along. But some researchers say working directly with law-enforcement agencies is the only real way to change them.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 04:55:31 EDT
<![CDATA[A Clinician, a Blogger, and Now a Thorn in Coca-Cola’s Side]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232381/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Clinician-a-Blogger-and/232381/ Yoni Freedhoff has long been a fierce advocate on health and nutrition. Now he has helped to expose what many scientists see as a serious conflict of interest.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 04:55:57 EDT
<![CDATA[A Rancorous Feud Over a Research Grant Leaves a Professor With No Regrets]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232317/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Rancorous-Feud-Over-a/232317/ Paul S. Aisen’s decision to move his Alzheimer’s-research program from one California university to another led to a nasty dispute.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 04:55:59 EDT
<![CDATA[A Meeting of Psychologists Becomes a Moment of Soul Searching]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232267/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Meeting-of-Psychologists/232267/ At the American Psychological Association’s annual meeting, members reflected on how the group can recover from revelations about torture.

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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 04:56:10 EDT
<![CDATA[American Psychological Association Bans Members From Military Interrogations]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232255/ http://chronicle.com/article/American-Psychological/232255/ Supporters of the new policy say it's needed to restore trust in the group, which a recent report criticized as colluding with the Pentagon to soften its ethics guidelines.

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Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:31:08 EDT
<![CDATA[A Year of Racial Tumult Brings Potent Lessons — and Risks — to the Classroom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232245/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Year-of-Racial-Tumult-Brings/232245/ Scholars of race have seized on social movements like #BlackLivesMatter to enliven their courses. But their efforts have taken a personal toll.

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Fri, 07 Aug 2015 04:56:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Drone Researchers See the Technology Grounded by Federal Safety Rules]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232177/ http://chronicle.com/article/Drone-Researchers-See-the/232177/ Researchers have big plans to make unmanned aerial vehicles more useful, but regulations are limiting their work.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2015 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[When Researchers State Goals for Clinical Trials in Advance, Success Rates Plunge]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232187/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Researchers-State-Goals/232187/ The government now requires many scientists to announce what they intend to test. A new study says that has made it harder for some of them to claim positive findings.

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Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:00:48 EDT
<![CDATA[New Leaders Bring Marketing Chops to University Presses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232071/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Leaders-Bring-Marketing/232071/ Most directors used to come from the editorial ranks. No longer, as survive-and-thrive skills are ever more crucial.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Librarians Leap to the Aid of Researchers Whose Funding Will Soon Depend on Open Access]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231997/ http://chronicle.com/article/Librarians-Leap-to-the-Aid-of/231997/ Federal agencies are putting new rules into effect this fall, with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Cornell Tech Wants to Import Israeli-Style Entrepreneurship]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231963/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Cornell-Tech-Wants-to/231963/ The new applied-science campus in Manhattan hopes to channel the bold start-up ethos of its partner, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Remedial Educators Warn of Misconceptions Fueling a Reform Movement]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231937/ http://chronicle.com/article/Remedial-Educators-Warn-of/231937/ Experts in developmental education want to dispel assertions that they think could hurt students. Here’s a guide to what they say are five such myths.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:55:28 EDT
<![CDATA[TV’s Next Big Star: a Female MacGyver]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231875/ http://chronicle.com/article/TV-s-Next-Big-Star-a-Female/231875/ The University of Southern California collaborates with Hollywood on a competition for a series featuring a credible character who is both an engineer and a woman.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Grant Dispute Throws an Unwritten Rule of Academic Poaching Out the Window]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231857/ http://chronicle.com/article/Grant-Dispute-Throws-an/231857/ When Paul S. Aisen left one California university for another, he planned to take a $55-million grant along with him. Not so fast, said his old employer.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:55:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Boom in Academic Poaching Is Fueled by Visions of Economic Development]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231859/ http://chronicle.com/article/Boom-in-Academic-Poaching-Is/231859/ Many top researchers have been lured to institutions in Texas. What are the implications of an arms race for talent?

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[A Liberal-Arts College Intervenes to Diversify Its Faculty]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231723/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Liberal-Arts-College-/231723/ Skidmore College requires training for hiring-committee members at four key points during a search process.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:12:29 EDT
<![CDATA[When Activism Is Worth the Risk]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231729/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Activism-Is-Worth-the/231729/ Academics who champion causes may be gambling with their careers. But for dedicated activists, the choice is clear.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:12:29 EDT
<![CDATA[University Experts Renew Denials of Links Between Tobacco and Disease]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231733/ http://chronicle.com/article/University-Experts-Renew/231733/ A new study identifies three medical professors who have repeatedly testified in support of tobacco companies at civil trials.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[2 Graduate Students Sue UCLA Over Professor’s Alleged Sexual Harassment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231701/ http://chronicle.com/article/2-Graduate-Students-Sue-UCLA/231701/ The students say the university didn’t do enough to protect them, and their education suffered as a result.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 04:55:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Damning Revelations Prompt Social Science to Rethink Its Ties to the Military]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231591/ http://chronicle.com/article/Damning-Revelations-Prompt/231591/ For some scholars, the news of psychologists' abetting torture by the U.S. government sounded a wake-up call.

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 04:58:00 EDT