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Review Board finds professor's tweet was not research

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Review board at University of New Mexico finds no evidence to back tenured professor's claim that his fat-shaming tweet was research.

 

 

Author discusses new book on how professors can evaluate their own teaching

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Author discusses new book on how faculty members can consider their own teaching and learning experiences to improve them.

Colleges award tenure

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:

Benedictine University, in Illinois

Colleges award tenure

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:

Dickinson College

  • David Ball, English
  • Alex Bates, Japanese language and literature
  • Shawn Bender, East Asian studies
  • Christopher Bilodeau, history
  • Scott Boback, biology
  • Catrina Hamilton-Drager, physics and astronomy
  • Elizabeth Lee, art history
  • John MacCormick, computer science
  • Marian Past, Spanish

Hardin-Simmons University

Professors' TED Talk videos are highly commented, study says

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Professors'  TED Talks are more popular than those given by others, but don't look for a citation bounce.

Essay on how to do well in interview for an academic job

William Helmreich explains how to excel in an interview.

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Essay on how to land a first academic job

William Helmreich offers an insider's tips on how to get the all crucial interview.

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Essay on when to take and when to ignore academic career advice

If you are starting off an academic career, you need to listen to the experiences and ideas of others, but also need to know when to ignore them, writes Rachel Leventhal-Weiner.

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NSF releases guidelines for complying with law barring support for political science

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NSF issues guidance on how it will carry out Congressional orders to restrict funding of the discipline, and the agency leaves the door open to new grants.

Essay urges professors to do a better job of talking about what they do

Running 'Round the Ivory Tower

Amid so much change in higher education, Terri E. Givens writes that just as faculty critique questionable ideas, they also need to do more to share how they are using new strategies and experimenting to improve teaching and research.

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