25 mars 2018

Is Gossip Grounds for Termination?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Discussions about tenure votes are considered private on most campuses, but some say Dixie State is trumping up breach of confidentiality claims against two professors to get rid of them for political reasons. More...

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When Journals Play Favorites

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Study finds evidence of institutional bias in publishing, in that journals favor the work of authors who either work or studied at the universities that house the publications. More...

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Relocation, Relocation, Relocation

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Real estate on the University of Texas at Austin campus is scarce -- so scarce that the College of Fine Arts and the University of Texas Libraries have already moved tens of thousands of books, journals, music scores, CDs and other works from Austin’s Fine Arts Library off-site with little input from the faculty. More...

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Posttenure Review or a Plan to Undercut Tenure?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Right after U of Tennessee faculty members agreed on plan to toughen oversight of tenured professors, system proposed rules many say endanger academic freedom. More...

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More Bad News on History Jobs

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. After publishing an anemic preliminary job ads report in November, the American Historical Association released its final annual job ads report Monday. In all, the association’s Career Center ran ads for 529 positions in 2016-17, the “lowest total number of advertisements since Ronald Reagan was president,” according to AHA. More...

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Going Over Time at Conferences by Gender

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Research suggests that women are underrepresented as speakers at conferences, especially in certain fields. But when they are invited to speak, do they take up as much airtime as men? No, suggests a new, preliminary study of speaking times at 11 different scientific conferences from 2016-17. More...

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Woody Allen and Academic Freedom

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. UC San Diego Academic Senate rejects student-led push to cut a course on the filmmaker from the curriculum over sexual abuse allegations.
Calls to boycott Woody Allen movies over allegations that he sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow when she was a child have been renewed amid the growing Me Too movement. Critics also cite other concerns about his treatment of women and girls in art and in life. At the University of California, San Diego, in recent weeks, those calls took the form of a student-led petition to end a theater class on Allen’s work. More...

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Free Again -- in 10 Years

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Cooper Union unveils plan to cut undergraduate tuition back down to zero in 10 years. Some wonder if it could have done better, despite ambitious cost-cutting and fund-raising goals. More...

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Time Runs Out on Ball State School Takeover Plan

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Plans to give Ball State University control over the financially troubled school district in its home of Muncie, Ind., collapsed Wednesday night as the state’s Legislature failed to advance a law by a midnight deadline. More...

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Boston University Reveals Layoffs in Wheelock Merger

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. A total of 111 employees will be laid off as a result of Wheelock College’s merger into Boston University -- 72 staff members and 39 faculty members.
The employees will lose their jobs after the merger becomes official June 1, The Boston Globe reported last week. The layoffs represent a majority of Wheelock employees, as Boston University offered positions to 93 of the college’s employees. More...

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