25 mars 2018

U South Florida Adjuncts Form Union

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Adjuncts at the University of South Florida voted to form a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union, they announced Tuesday. The tally was 326 in favor of unionization and 91 opposed. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:26 - - Permalien [#]


Same Course, Different Ratings

HomeBy Colleen FlahertyA new study in PS: Political Science combines elements of prior research on gender bias in student evaluations of teaching, or SETs, and arrives at a serious conclusion: institutions using these evaluations in tenure, compensation and other personnel decisions may be engaging in gender discrimination. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:24 - - Permalien [#]

What a Professor Can't Say

HomeBy Colleen FlahertyThe University of Pennsylvania defended the academic freedom of Amy Wax, Robert Mundheim Professor of Law, last year when she co-wrote a controversial op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer arguing that “all cultures are not equal,” despite the modern “obsession with race.” More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:21 - - Permalien [#]

Reed College Housing Advisers to Hold Union Election

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A regional National Labor Relations Board office said Friday that student housing advisers at Reed College may hold an election to form a union. Reed argued against the students’ right to do so, saying that the NLRB had erred in a major 2016 decision classifying student workers on private campuses as employees entitled to collective bargaining. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:19 - - Permalien [#]

When Students Harass Professors

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Academe’s Me Too movement has thus far focused on professors harassing students, or senior professors harassing junior professors. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:17 - - Permalien [#]


No Agreement Among Reviewers of Grant Applications

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds little to no agreement among reviewers of grant applications to the National Institutes of Health. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:14 - - Permalien [#]

U Wisconsin-Stevens Point to Eliminate 13 Majors

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point plans to address “fiscal challenges” by expanding some academic programs and discontinuing others, it announced Monday. Tenured faculty positions are at stake, with possible layoffs occurring by 2020. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:13 - - Permalien [#]

Mental Health Crisis for Grad Students

HomeBy Colleen FlahertyStudy finds "strikingly high" rates of depression and anxiety, with many reporting little help or support from supervisors. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:12 - - Permalien [#]

Off-Campus Bigotry

HomeBy Colleen FlahertyGolden West College says a professor is on leave after she was recorded off-campus telling an Asian-American family to "go back to your home country." More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:10 - - Permalien [#]

Former Arizona Deans Allege Compensation Discrimination

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A second complainant joined a lawsuit alleging that the University of Arizona paid a female former dean significantly less than her male counterparts and then ended her deanship in retaliation for raising the issue, their attorneys announced Wednesday. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:08 - - Permalien [#]