26 octobre 2019

Grad Student Charged With Molesting High Schoolers

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A master’s student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education was charged with criminal sexual contact for allegedly touching two male high school students while they slept this month at their private boarding school, according to NJ.com. More...

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Central Connecticut Releases Misconduct Report

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. In at least 10 cases spanning the last decade, Central Connecticut State University determined that faculty or staff members had violated its policies against sexual misconduct, the Hartford Courant reported. More...

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Philosophy at a Catholic College

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Newman University this year opened a School of Catholic Studies -- good news for a Roman Catholic institution struggling with enrollment declines. In addition to offering seminarians new place to study, Newman hoped that students from other fields would embrace the opportunity to study alongside them in some courses.
But now the university’s Board of Trustees has approved a plan to “align” Newman’s theology and philosophy programs with the new college -- without clear input from the philosophy department. More...

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Communication Faculty Job Market Continues to Recover

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The National Communication Association on Monday released its annual job ads data, reporting a 130 percent increase in listings from 2009 to 2019: just 351 job ads were posted a decade ago, at the height of the Great Recession, compared to 808 this year. More...

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Feds: Professor Spent Grant Money at Strip Clubs

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Drexel University agreed to pay the government $189,000 in a federal case involving a former professor who allegedly spent his grant money at strip clubs and sports bars in Philadelphia, the Associated Press reported. More...

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Clearer Policies for Firing Professors at Nebraska

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln last week approved clarifications to the process by which professors may be dismissed, the Lincoln Journal-Star reported. The changes stem from the controversial 2017 dismissal of Courtney Lawton, a graduate student and lecturer in English who was filmed protesting and flipping off a member of the campus chapter of the political group Turning Point USA. More...

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UC Merced Adds Teaching Professor Faculty Rank

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. About 20 instructors at the University of California, Merced, hold the new title of teaching professor this term. The university says that these professors are part of a faculty group called lecturers with potential security of employment. More...

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Fighting for Time to Heal

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Non-tenure-track faculty members and allies urge UC Irvine to grant long-serving lecturer paid medical leave following brain surgery. More...

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Students Say Physics Professor Called Women ‘Useless’

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. North Carolina State University suspended David Davis, a research associate professor of physics, who allegedly said that the women in his class were “useless” earlier this week when they didn’t have answers to his questions. More...

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Critical Reception

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Students at NYU and Rutgers are asking why professors who've been found to have behaved inappropriately with students were welcomed to campus this semester. More...

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