25 mars 2018

L'œuf ou la Poule?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. MLA data show foreign language study is on the decline, but it's unclear what comes first: institutional disinvestment in language programs or waning student interest. In any case, some campuses -- generally those making investments in programs -- are bucking the trend. More...

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Unexplained Ouster at Writing Group

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A professional association of writers that supports hundreds of creative writing departments just fired its executive director of three decades, with no public explanation. More...

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Engineers Declare Support for STEM Diversity Research

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The American Society for Engineering Education this week published a statement in support of scholarly research on diversity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering and math education. More...

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What Motivates Good Teaching?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. New study of faculty motivation for teaching says certain kinds of motivation -- intrinsic and believing that teaching is important -- are linked to use of best teaching practices, across institution types. Rewards and guilt appear to have no bearing on best practices. More...

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Former Professor Admits to Assaulting Disabled Man

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Her admission of third-degree aggravated criminal sexual contact was part of a plea deal under which the Essex County prosecutor’s office will recommend a four-year prison sentence, according to NJ.com. More...

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Tone-Deaf

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. SUNY Binghamton engineering professor offends many by asking about a “white” engineering society in response to an email from a black students’ group. More...

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New Data on Faculty Job Satisfaction

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A new study on faculty job satisfaction from TIAA says that most full-time faculty members across institution types are satisfied with their work. At the same time, many professors report an increase in their workload and dissatisfaction with increasing levels of bureaucracy. More...

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Professor Who Made Anti-Muslim Comments Retires

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Clifford Adams, an assistant professor of music at the University of Cincinnati, is on administrative leave until he retires on May 1, over comments he made to a student about Muslims, Cincinnati.com reported. More...

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Professor Scheduled for Deportation

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Students and faculty members at Augsburg U are rallying around a longtime professor who immigration officials say must soon return to Kenya -- or be deported. More...

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Tackling the 'Childcare–Conference Conundrum'

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. In a new opinion piece in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Working Group of Mothers in Science considers “How to Tackle the Childcare–Conference Conundrum.” More...

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