13 juillet 2017

The Dangers of Filtered Speech

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Two more professors -- one at Trinity of Connecticut and one at Syracuse -- find themselves the target of physical threats and harassment. More...

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Helping Postdocs With Children

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Postdoctoral fellows hopefully enjoy close mentor-mentee relationships with the principal investigators on their research grants. Few would probably expect those investigators to show up at the hospital after a baby arrived, asking when they planned to return to the lab, however. Yet that’s what happened to one survey participant in a new study on parent postdocs from the National Postdoctoral Association and the Pregnant Scholar project of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings. More...

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Old Criticisms, New Threats

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Professors are often lightning rods, but many see a new menace to academic freedom in recent physical threats against faculty members who speak out on race and other issues. More...

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Professor Cancels Course Over Proposed Pay Cut

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A professor of biology at Youngstown State University canceled a summer course after finding out that the university planned to prorate his salary based on low enrollment, WKBN reported. More...

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Trinity Suspends Targeted Professor

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Trinity College in Connecticut places Johnny Eric Williams on leave over controversial comments about race. Faculty groups say college is undermining academic freedom. More...

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Smarter Approach to Teaching Science

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. As a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Carl Wieman could probably get away with being a mediocre teacher. Yet he’s devoted much of his career to improving the ways colleges and universities teach science, in his own classrooms and in one of the grandest experiments of his life: the multicampus Science Education Initiative. More...

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Second Chance for Fallen Philosopher

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Anna Stubblefield was a respected philosopher at Rutgers before she was accused and convicted of raping an intellectually and physically disabled man she’d promised to help communicate. Now she’s getting a retrial. More...

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Pop Quiz

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. It started with a question on a quiz: “Historical research on African-American families during slavery shows that …” A student took exception to what her instructor said was the correct answer, an email exchange ensued and things escalated. More...

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Student Evaluations of Professors That Might Help

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The case for student evaluations of teaching is obvious: students are (hopefully) at each class session, with a front-row seat to the good, the bad and the ugly of instruction. They may also have clear goals about what they want from a course. More...

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Women's College Scholars Ask Mills Not to Cut Philosophy

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. With the future of Mills College’s philosophy department threatened, more than two dozen philosophers from other women’s colleges are asking Mills to abandon a plan to lay off two tenured professors and shutter the unit. More...

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