15 mars 2015

Russian Universities Are Behind on Student Stipends

HomeMore than 40 Russian universities -- including such leading institutions at Moscow State University -- have been missing deadlines on stipend payments to students since the start of the year, The Moscow Times reported. Some universities have blamed delays on "technical difficulties," while others have denied the delays. Read more...

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Learning to Say No

HomeBy Ellen Mayock. I should be the last person to write this piece and the first person to read it. I have spent decades saying yes to requests by students, colleagues and administrators and am only now learning how no feels as it whistles through the tongue and teeth. And it feels pretty good -- sometimes liberating, sometimes reassuring and very often necessary. Read more...

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'Call Me Dr. ______'

HomeBy Kerry Ann Rockquemore. I’m sorry to hear that this issue is taking up so much of your time and energy! Who gets called Doctor or Professor should be consistent, patterned and predictable. However, the ambiguity and ways in which race, age and gender shape its application are a common stressor for under-represented faculty. Read more...

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Get Over the Guilt

HomeBy Michael Matrone. When I began my position at the Scripps Research Institute, I consistently observed one thing about the career training and professional development programs I administered: the low percentage of trainees in attendance relative to the total population. Among a population of hundreds of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, only approximately 10-20 percent, at maximum, would attend any given career event. Read more...

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Don’t Only Call Us in a Crisis

HomeBy Kevin Kruger. Title IX and gender-based compliance. Alcohol and drug abuse prevention. Mental health. Student privacy. First Amendment expression. Threats to campus safety. Read more...

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Marketing Lessons From Sweet Briar

HomeBy Robert M. Moore. As media response and alumnae outrage grew after last week’s announcement that Sweet Briar College will soon close its doors, the focus of the debate centered around whether the college leadership was courageous in seeing a dismal future and responding promptly, or precipitous in abandoning hope before it was truly necessary. Read more...

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Free American History!

HomeBy Scott McLemee. "I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world," Walt Whitman declares in Leaves of Grass. How he ended the line without an exclamation point always puzzled me, but maybe it was implicit. The poet sang "the body electric," and every line was meant to zap the reader into a higher state of awareness. Read more...

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New Model of Tenure

HomeBy Michael Bérubé. Thanks largely to adjunct activists throughout North America, there is a growing awareness outside academe that colleges and universities are treating faculty members off the tenure track in deplorable ways. The past few years have seen a number of searing exposés of adjunct working conditions, and significant progress in organizing adjuncts into collective bargaining units. Read more...

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Closing With Grace

HomeBy Alice Brown. The closing of Sweet Briar College will, I expect, have little impact on other small, private, rural colleges with small endowments. Most will keep their heads in the sand, live on in a state of denial and continue to produce strategic plans that say little more than “Hope.” Read more...

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More Engaged Part-Timers

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. More part-time community college students are coming to class prepared, working with instructors and participating with other students. Read more...

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