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Study suggests research plays bigger role in faculty evaluations, student evaluations could matter less

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Research is playing a bigger role in faculty evaluations, while collegiality is declining in importance, study suggests. Student evaluations remain important in assessing faculty, but could be given less weight going forward.

Unofficial Internet campaign outs professor for alleged sexual harassment, attempted assault

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Controversial Internet campaign "outing" an unnamed philosophy professor for alleged sexual assault and harassment attracts praise and criticism.

Firing sets off debate over whether deans must publicly back administrations

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Firing of a dean sets off debate over whether academic leaders must always publicly back the positions of their presidents.

Quinnipiac faculty 'reeling' from rapid cuts

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Quinnipiac professors are still 'reeling' from a rapid-fire round of faculty layoffs and wondering why some faculty jobs are being eliminated even as new ones are being created.

 

Arizona State professor accused of plagiarism for second time

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A professor accused and cleared of intentional plagiarism has been accused again, this time for his new book. His defenders say the real issue is that the allegations are being made anonymously.

STEM students fare better when professors don't just lecture, study finds

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Students in science and math fields learn more and fail courses less when their instructors use methods other than lecturing, a massive study finds.

A look at the three university research efforts White House says can contribute to combatting sex assaults

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Hopkins, U. of New Hampshire and U. of Texas at Austin were praised by Obama administration for research on campus sexual assaults. What can they teach other institutions?

Contract renewal for adjunct with criminal past raises academic freedom concerns at Illinois

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Should a history that includes membership in the Symbionese Liberation Army and jail time disqualify one from keeping an adjunct job? Even if the instructor was open about it and received rave teaching reviews?

Digital humanities won't save the humanities, digital humanists say

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A series of critical articles have some digital humanists saying the trend has been oversold, particularly with regard to producing academic jobs.

A former ambassador to the Vatican moves to a new university after sexual harassment investigation

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After an investigation found he likely engaged in inappropriate conduct, a Catholic theologian and former ambassador to the Vatican moves from one Catholic university to another.

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