24 novembre 2017

Ghost From the Past

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Professor’s essay about being harassed and raped by her late adviser sparks calls for public acknowledgment of the reasons for his past suspension from Stanford and the renaming of a disciplinary society mentorship award that bore his name. More...

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Behind the Publication Gender Gap

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Study finds male Ph.D. candidates submit and publish papers at much higher rates than women, even at the same institution. One factor is that women teach more during their Ph.D. programs and men serve more often as research assistants. More...

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Retaliation Is Not a Right

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The Indiana Court of Appeals sided with Purdue University at Calumet last week in rejecting an associate professor’s claims that the institution violated his free speech and other rights. The case centers on the political scientist’s inflammatory comments in the classroom and outside it, many of which deride Muslims. More...

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‘Taxing a Coupon’

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Graduate students and higher education experts warn GOP plan to tax tuition waivers would be disastrous to both students’ finances and institutions’ teaching and research missions. More...

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Initiative Seeks to Overhaul Academic Advising

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The Global Community for Academic Advising and the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education this week announced a new national effort to help colleges and universities redesign academic advising. The two-year Excellence in Academic Advising program is a comprehensive strategic planning process. More...

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Promotion, Retention and Faculty Diversity in STEM

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Has the push for faculty diversity in the sciences led to real gains? A new study of tenure attainment, faculty retention and time to promotion to full professor across four large land-grant institutions analyzed personnel records for assistant and associate professors from 1992 to 2015. More...

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It’s a Tough Job, but Somebody’s Got to Do It

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Shared governance is an issue that generally attracts attention when faculties and administrations are at odds. But a sense of mutual trust and responsibility between professors, administrators and trustees can make a big difference in meeting institutional goals and carrying out campus missions at points of calm and at points of tension. More...

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When Professors Cross Lines

HomeBy Colleen FlahertySenior faculty members on three campuses face disciplinary action or resign over harassment allegations. Some observers see movement in the right direction but say academe still has a ways to go in ending the “academic casting couch.” More...

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The (Possible) Postdoc Union Boom

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Could postdoc unions be the next big thing in collective bargaining among academics? Recent filing at University of Washington could be beginning of a new round of organizing. More...

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Georgetown Grad Assistants Seek Union Recognition

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Graduate assistants at Georgetown University on Wednesday asked the institution to voluntarily recognize them as a labor union affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers. More...

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