04 janvier 2016

Stricter Rules on Sexuality

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. As a few Christian colleges move to accept gay and lesbian employees, Biola U adds wording to its policies strengthening its opposition. Read more...

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On a Retail Path

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Achieving the Dream promotes increased access to "middle skill" careers for community college students. Read more...

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Easing Access to Public Benefits

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. A new report from the Center for Law and Social Policy recommends supplementing financial aid with other government assistance programs to help low-income students succeed in college. Read more...

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Human Science

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. New paper argues for a bigger focus on the social factors that can make or break interdisciplinary teams in the social, national and computational sciences. Read more...

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Two Steps Back?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. In non-tenure-track instructors’ campaign for better working conditions, activists have pointed to accreditors as possible allies. Some accreditation standards, adjuncts say, already protect the rights of those off the tenure track, and college administrators ignore accreditors at their own peril. But a major accreditor is poised to eliminate specific protections for non-tenure-track faculty members from its standards, and some are worried that the body is taking two steps back. Read more...

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Whites, Asians Need Not Apply

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Even before the recent, widespread student protests over campus climate issues, many colleges and universities were working to make their faculties more diverse. But can a department specifically reserve a position for an underrepresented minority candidate? That’s what some are asking after a job ad for an assistant professorship reserved for nonwhite, non-Asian Ph.D.s was abruptly deleted from a jobs site on Tuesday. Read more...

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Authors Guild Takes Google Books Challenge to Supreme Court

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Authors Guild has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the organization’s decade-long challenge to Google’s Books program, which the guild says violates copyright law by making money for the online-search giant without providing any compensation to the books’ authors. More...

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Here’s the Modern Language Association’s Latest Jobs Report

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Modern Language Association’s annual report on the contents of its job board can’t tell aspiring professors of English literature and foreign languages exactly what kind of a job market they’re stepping into. But it offers some strong clues, and this year those clues aren’t encouraging. More...

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U.S. Investigates For-Profit Ashford U. Over Marketing to Students

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid is investigating Bridgepoint Education Inc.’s Ashford University over the for-profit college’s marketing practices and other matters, the company said on Thursday in a corporate filing. More...

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Title IX Covers Bias Based on Sexual Orientation, Judge Rules

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A federal judge in California has ruled that the federal gender-equity law known as Title IX covers discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, finding that such bias falls under the law’s ban on sex- and gender-based discrimination. More...

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