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1 novembre 2018

UT Knoxville Faculty Senate Opposes Posttenure Review Policy

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The Faculty Senate at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville unanimously approved a resolution asking the university system’s Board of Trustees to rethink a controversial posttenure review policy, Knox News reported. More...

1 novembre 2018

Emory Ups Base Graduate Stipend by 29%

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Emory University is increasing its base graduate student stipend in the Laney Graduate School from $24,000 to $31,000 as part of a bigger academic excellence initiative, it announced this week. The move represents an investment of $40 million spanning five years. More...

1 novembre 2018

An Immodest Proposal

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A conservative professor is under fire for comparing -- facetiously, he says -- Judge Brett Kavanaugh's alleged actions to "spin the bottle," and for suggesting limiting judicial nominees to rapists. More...

1 novembre 2018

Promotion Standards and Public Engagement

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A new study examined in Nature says that university guidelines on tenure and promotion still focus on publication metrics rather than professed values such as public engagement. More...

1 novembre 2018

Beyond the Numbers on Gender and Research

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Are we thinking about gender diversity in the sciences all wrong, or at least too simply? New paper proposes a multipronged approach to thinking about and encouraging this diversity, for the benefit of science as a whole. More...

1 novembre 2018

'Rigorous Inquiry and Respectful Debate'

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Colgate offers up its own statement on campus speech, arguing that it's not just what you say, it's how you say it. More...

1 novembre 2018

Keeping Cornell Multilingual

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Arts and sciences faculty sticks with a three-course-sequence foreign language requirement, even as other institutions shrink their language requirements. More...

1 novembre 2018

Columbia Postdocs Unionize

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Postdoctoral researchers and associate research scientists at Columbia University voted to form a union affiliated with the United Auto Workers by a 2-to-1 margin, they announced Thursday. Their contract would be the first for postdocs at any private institution. More...

1 novembre 2018

Northwestern Non-Tenure-Track Instructors Narrowly Vote Down Union

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Northwestern University’s non-tenure-track faculty members voted against forming a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union, the university announced Tuesday. More...

1 novembre 2018

New International Graduate Enrollments Fall Again

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Report says international graduate enrollments were down for the second straight year last year, after a period of significant growth. Experts said it's hard to ignore the Trump factor. More...

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