Faculty

In Culture Wars or Duke-Bashing, Do Facts Matter?

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Have you heard the one about the psychology chair who won't hire Republicans? As it turns out...

Confidence Gap for New Profs

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Those fresh from grad school don't feel well prepared for many duties, and end up learning on the job. Men rank themselves as better prepared than do women.

Fantasies and Due Process

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Should e-mail in which a professor shares sexually explicit thoughts about students factor into his suitability to keep his job? Is case in Texas one of enforcing professionalism, or overreaction?

The Blacklist Academic Leaders Ignore

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As Olympic games focus attention on China, some scholars want attention for the way visa denials have hurt their careers -- and may limit what other professors write.

Keys to Hiring Women in Science

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New research examines relationship between specific practices by search committee and odds of female finalists or hires.

Why 'Nonprofit' Does NOT Mean 'Lose Money'

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It was just a tidbit of information, offered toward the end of a presentation slotted in that sleepy, after-lunch-at-a-jampacked-conference hour. But the nature of the tidbit caught the audience’s attention: On average, full-time faculty members at the University of New Mexico’s Gallup campus were being subsidized to the tune of $10,554 apiece.

Dispatches from Denver, Day 3

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At the Democratic National Convention, faculty are studying the dynamics of power by focusing on protesters, karaoke performers -- oh, and the delegates, too.

The Truly Interdisciplinary Search

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Michigan Tech decides that to break out of the departmental mode, a university needs a different approach to faculty hiring.

A Professor Without Her Claimed Degrees

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A dance scholar -- who had previously taught at 2 universities and won acclaim for work with China -- quits after discovery that she didn't have the education she listed.

Beware the Button Police

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U. of Illinois tells professors they can't have bumper stickers or attend campus political rallies -- but then says it will use "common sense" on enforcement.

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