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Researchers react to study about sexual harassment of scientists in the field

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Following a study, scientists call for more attention to sexual harassment and assault prevention at off-campus research sites.

Northeastern professors raise questions about three tenure denials

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Northeastern U. professors say they were denied tenure due to changing publication standards aimed at upping the university's reputation.

Princeton panel urges changes in grading rules; Wellesley scholars warn of impact of strict rules on grade inflation

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Princeton faculty panel urges end to limit on A-range grades. Wellesley professors publish journal article on unintended negative consequences of strict rules to combat grade inflation.

For its second round of MOOCs, U. of Wisconsin at Madison embraces modularity

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U. of Wisconsin at Madison's second round of MOOCs will feature smaller, more focused courses that target local learners -- and activities beyond the last day of class.

Adjunct faculty conference discussion focuses on right to strike

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At gathering of adjunct leaders, they are urged to strike for better pay and job security – regardless of whether the law permits them to do so.

Forum considers ideas for flexibility in faculty jobs

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Among ideas discussed at conference: Free cleaning service or catering help in return for service work and use of paid sick days to care for aging parents.

Oak Ridge calls off Southern accent 'reduction' class

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Amid criticism from employees, Oak Ridge National Laboratory calls off voluntary Southern accent "reduction" class.

Adjunct union drive hits speedbumps in Twin Cities

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SEIU's drive to organize adjuncts seemed to be picking up steam. Why has it faltered in the Twin Cities?

Self-publishing an option for academics, but on periphery

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Self-publishing is still rare for academics. But a few scholars are trying it out.

#MassiveTeaching mystery captivates, confuses

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A social experiment gone wrong? A protest against Facebook? Performance art? Twitter sleuths attempt to figure out why a Coursera MOOC derailed after one week. UPDATE: The professor speaks.

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