01 novembre 2018

Accused Caviar-Running Professor Retires

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A research professor of fisheries at the University of Georgia is retiring as he is accused of profiting from the sale of caviar harvested from campus-owned sturgeon, the Athens Banner-Herald reported. More...

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The No-Theme Conference

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Historians announce their 2020 annual meeting won't have a general theme, to avoid "acrobatics" to fit it. Some like the idea and say that themes are pointless, while others say framing topics help make meetings and even disciplines more cohesive. More...

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The Case Against Alphabetical Naming of Authors

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. New study suggests that the practice -- dominant in some fields -- unfairly penalizes those whose last names are at the end. More...

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Should Professors Teach More to Avoid Program Cuts?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. At one campus doing so, many adjuncts will lose positions, but departments aren't being eliminated. More...

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Dispute Over Faculty Representation on UVA Board

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The executive committee of the American Association of University Professors chapter at the University of Virginia objects to the process by which the institution’s governing Board of Visitors appointed its faculty representative this year. More...

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A Non-Tenure-Track Profession?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Some 73 percent of all faculty positions are off the tenure track, according to a new analysis of federal data by the American Association of University Professors. More...

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Asking Essential Questions at Ursinus

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. College doubles down on its residential liberal arts mission with new core curriculum. More...

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Jury Awards Professor $1.3M in Age Bias Case

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. American University discriminated against a former professor on the basis of her age when it denied her tenure, a unanimous jury in Washington Superior Court found Monday. The professor, Loubna Skalli-Hanna, who now teaches Middle Eastern studies off the tenure track at the University of California Washington Center, applied for tenure at American in 2013. More...

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Economists Address Allegations Against Elected Officer

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The American Economic Association’s Executive Committee addressed allegations of harassment against a recently elected candidate for internal office. “It has come to our attention that one of the recently elected candidates [is] the subject of allegations, being accused of creating a hostile work environment,” the committee said in a statement, denying that either it or the association's nominating committee knew of the allegations ahead of the nomination. More...

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No Regrets

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Large-scale humanities Ph.D. tracking effort finds most would do it all over again, if given the choice, and that these Ph.D.s believe their programs prepared them for diverse career paths, especially after the first few years following graduation. More...

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