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Cal State Fullerton upholds reprimand for professor who wouldn't assign $180 textbook

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Fullerton faculty panel finds faculty member broke rules by deviating from departmental choice, but also finds department didn’t have proper procedures in place.

Colorado Med School Returns $1M Gift From Coke

The University of Colorado School of Medicine announced Friday that it is returning a $1 million grant from the Coca-Cola Corporation. The decision follows an August article by The New York Times that reported on Coke support for research suggesting that exercise, not diet, was the key to reducing obesity. Many scientific experts said that while exercise matters, Coke was trying to distort public discussions that might discourage consumption of many of its products.

Colorado's statement denied that research there has been compromised by the Coke money. "While the network [supported by the grant] continues to advocate for good health through a balance of healthy eating habits and exercise, the funding source has distracted attention from its worthwhile goal," the statement said.

How to sound knowledgeable about a career field you've never actually worked in (essay)

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Joseph Barber offers advice on how to sound knowledgeable -- and, in fact, be knowledgeable -- about a career field even without any direct experience in it.

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Elsevier's defense of its actions inspires more anger over its journal policies

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Did the publishing giant found the journal whose editors have resigned in protest?

Gaining tenure requires new strategies for dealing with the workload (essay)

But it can mean emphasizing the work you love to do, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist.

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Q&A with LaGuardia Community College president on new book on college teaching

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Gail Mellow, a community college president, discusses the importance of pedagogy -- the theme of a new book she co-authored.

California State U Faculty Authorizes Possible Strike

The union representing professors at the California State University System have voted to authorize a strike if faculty and administrative leaders cannot reach agreement on a pay raise. The tactic is intended to increase pressure on Cal State administrators to take seriously the union's demands for a 5 percent across-the-board raise and a further boost for those on the lower end of the pay scale; the system is offering 2 percent, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Cal State union has voted to authorize strikes four times since 2007, but has actually gone to the picket lines only once, in 2011, according to the Times.

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Protest at U of Minnesota delays speech by Israeli professor for half hour

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At U of Minnesota, protesters' interruptions delayed Israeli professor from talking. After three are arrested, they say their free speech rights were violated.

Editorial says journal impact factors have lost credibility

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A journal editorial says manipulations have made "impact factor" statistics meaningless.

Yale to Spend $50M on Faculty Diversity Effort

Yale University will spend $50 million over five years to enhance the diversity of its faculty, its leaders announced Tuesday. About half of the money will be used to match individual departments' funds to help hire "targets of opportunity who would enrich diversity or contribute on another dimension of strategic importance to the university," and to hire up to 10 visiting professors a year. Funds will also support improved faculty development offerings and expand some fellowship and other programs aimed at building the pool of prospective faculty members.

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