12 janvier 2020

Busting Student Eval Myths?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Student evaluations of teaching, or SETs, can provide a better understanding of what is working and what isn’t in classrooms. But gaining a “meaningful” understanding necessitates separating the “myths and realities” surrounding these evaluations, says a new report on the topic. More...

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UC Santa Cruz Grad Assistants Strike for COLA

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Graduate students at the University of California, Santa Cruz, called a grade strike this week, seeking a $1,412-a-month cost of living increase. The graduate workers say that this adjustment would help them afford housing in one of the most expensive rental markets in the U.S. and bring them to wage parity with their peers at the university system’s Riverside campus. More...

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Study: Women Choose Less Lucrative Majors

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Men and women who have the same preferences regarding a field of study still choose different majors, with men’s choices tied to significantly higher prospective salaries than women’s choices, according to a new study -- what author Natasha Quadlin, assistant professor of sociology at Ohio State University, calls “gendered logics of major choice.” The paper, published in Sociology of Education, used data pertaining to 2,720 students from the three-institution Pathways Through College Study. More...

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New Jersey Adjuncts Win Raise

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Adjunct faculty members at nine New Jersey institutions secured their biggest pay increase ever in a tentative contract agreement late last month, NorthJersey.com reported. The four-year deal -- including a $230 raise per credit, to at least $1,705 -- followed faculty rallies statewide. More...

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Recognition for Undergraduate Research Mentors

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. In a new white paper, the Council on Undergraduate Research argues that faculty mentoring of undergraduate researchers merits recognition in personnel and other decisions. The paper also recommends adding undergraduate researcher mentoring valuation to strategic plans, along with other best practices and case studies. More...

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Trump Signs Order on Campus Anti-Semitism

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The executive order instructs agencies to "consider" a definition of anti-Semitism from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in investigating complaints of discrimination under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The IHRA definition is controversial in higher education because it encompasses some forms of anti-Israel speech.
The definition includes a list of various forms that contemporary anti-Semitism can take. Such forms include “denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor,” or “applying double standards by requiring of it a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation.” The definition states, however, that "criticism of Israel similar to that leveled against any other country cannot be regarded as antisemitic." More...

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Power Battle

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A lawsuit at Saint Anselm is centered on the question of powers held by members of the religious order versus those held by the Board of Trustees. More...

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Positive Picture for State Higher Ed Funding

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. All but three states reported year-over-year increases in funding for public higher education, annual survey of state financing finds. More...

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International Education in an Era of Climate Change

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A new network of international education professionals is trying to get the field to face the crisis of climate change -- and the carbon emissions generated by student air travel -- head-on. More...

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Masked Men Attack Students, Professors at Indian University

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Dozens of masked men armed with sticks and iron rods attacked students and professors at India’s prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday, injuring more than 30 people, The Washington Post reported. More...

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