06 mai 2018

Death Threats Against a Rector and Free Speech in Germany

HomeBy David Matthews for Times Higher Education. A German university rector’s car was reportedly sabotaged last year, according to police, causing a “serious” accident. The accident occurred during a period of high tension over immigration and right-wing speakers on the rector’s campus last year. More...

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Higher Ed Should Take a Cue From K-12

HomeFaculty members should come together and organize on behalf of the future of higher education, argues Melanie Barron. More...

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Stop Asking Candidates to Pay for Job Interviews

HomeJob interviews at the annual Modern Language Association convention contribute to a system that leads to graduate students' impoverishment, argues MLA head Paula M. Krebs. More...

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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Negotiating Your Job Offer

HomeYou networked, you prepared, you aced one interview after the other and -- finally -- the hiring manager tells you that you are the one they want! You’re so excited, but this nagging feeling suddenly appears once you realized you should probably now negotiate. More...

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4 Funerals and an Ending

HomeFour departmental colleagues of mine have died over the past two years. All four were long retired, advanced in age and in waning health. I knew all of them, was close with most of them and was able to attend the memorial services for two of them. The funeral services were, as was appropriate, described as celebrations -- there was, after all, much to celebrate about their lives. More...

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Challenged Academic Units

HomeIn a previous essay, we introduced the Academic Unit Diagnostic Tool (AUDiT) that we’ve developed at the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The AUDiT is a self-assessment tool for the health of academic units. Perhaps by now you have had a chance to use it for an assessment of your own academic unit. More...

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Walking Around a Problem

HomeLearning how to lead is also about learning how to balance the need for action with deliberative and deliberate approaches. It is quite correct to expect administrators, particularly in higher education, to demonstrate decisiveness in their decision-making behaviors. More...

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The Racial Politics of Citation

HomeThe lack of citations of scholars of color furthers racial dominance and forecloses potentially valuable avenues of intellectual inquiry, argues Victor Ray. More...

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Counselor or Coach?

HomeThe field of career services is changing, and one of the most significant changes is a move from a counseling model to a coaching model. For professionals on either side, the subject is wrought with complex implications and opinions. For trainees looking for the right place to find support for their next career transition, which model works best. More...

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From Detour to Deliberate

HomeThe problem of post-Ph.D. employment, particularly for arts and humanities graduates, has become a mainstay topic of higher education blogs, conferences and other discussion forums. Diagnosing the problem’s underlying causes and recommending strategies to solve it -- both on institutional and individual levels -- has become a movement in its own right, as illustrated by the widely used term “alt-ac,” meaning alternative academic careers. More...

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