20 mai 2017

N.Y. to Review Compliance on Sex Assault Law

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, has ordered state authorities to review colleges' compliance with the Enough Is Enough law he signed in 2015 to require colleges to take tough steps to prevent and investigate sex assaults. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:43 - - Permalien [#]


International Graduates Winning Right to Work in U.S.

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Study shows approvals have gone up for "optional practical training" of up to three years. Students from China and India account for more than half of those winning the prized approvals. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:37 - - Permalien [#]

Yale's Notorious Yelp Reviewer Is Now on Leave

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Yelp is a website where anyone can rate restaurants and various services, theoretically allowing others to benefit from your experiences. Of course these days, that also means plenty of reviews that share writers' biases about all kinds of things irrelevant to food being served or services provided. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:33 - - Permalien [#]

Who Defines Expertise?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Accreditor’s new rules are forcing a professor who has taught philosophy for 50 years to stop doing so, because her Ph.D. is in English. Many object. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 15:52 - - Permalien [#]

‘Running Out the Clock’ on Grad Unions?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Graduate student union bids at private institutions have succeeded, flopped and been challenged since a major NLRB decision last summer -- but none thus far has resulted in a contract for student workers. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 15:51 - - Permalien [#]


Due North

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Professor says she’s giving up a tenure-track job in the U.S. and taking her family back to Canada over racism directed at her Nicaraguan-born spouse. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 15:50 - - Permalien [#]

Divinity, Diversity and Division

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Professor calls diversity training workshop to which colleagues were invited a “waste,” setting off debate about inclusiveness and civility. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 15:49 - - Permalien [#]

What Are Students Rating When They Rate Instructors?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. New study suggests student evaluations are dependent on discipline and they tend to be especially “hazardous” to professors in quantitative fields. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 15:48 - - Permalien [#]

NLRB: Vanderbilt Full-Time, Non-Tenure-Track Instructors Aren't Managers

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A regional National Labor Relations Board official this week rejected Vanderbilt University’s claim that its full-time, non-tenure-track lecturers are managers under the National Labor Relations Act and therefore not entitled to collective bargaining — similar to tenure-track faculty members at private institutions. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 15:47 - - Permalien [#]

Proposed Cuts to Humanities at SUNY Stony Brook

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. More than 2,000 people have signed a petition opposing proposed cuts to humanities programs within the State University of New York at Stony Brook’s College of Arts and Sciences to narrow a $1.5 million budget gap. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 15:46 - - Permalien [#]