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Essay on how academics can deal with reporters

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Rob Weir offers some suggestions for professors on what to do when reporters call.

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'Bill of Rights' for Community College Adjunct Faculty

The Colorado Conference of the American Association of University Professors has published a 23-article "Bill of Rights" for faculty in the Colorado Community College System. The document seeks to end the "two-tier" faculty system, recommending that colleges treat everyone with teaching responsibilities as a member of the faculty, pay them on the same pay scale and increase access to shared governance, among other rights.

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Students want Koch, corporate influence off campus

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Student groups around the country, led by Florida State University students, protest corporate money and influence in academics, with a focus on the Koch brothers.

Anger Over Yale's Handling of Harassment Case

Faculty member at Yale University are angry over the university's handling of a harassment case in which the cardiology chief is accused of punishing a young Italian researcher at the medical school and her boyfriend when she rebuffed the advances of Michael Simons, the cardiology chief, The New York Times reported. A Yale committee that investigated what happened recommended that Simmons lose his position as cardiology chief and be barred from senior roles for five years, but Yale largely ignored the recommendations, letting Simons stay in office and hold other senior positions. Faculty familiar with the case say that Yale effectively let serious misconduct go unpunished. Simmons, in a statement to the Times, admitted pursuing the woman, but denied misconduct in the use of his position. Of seeking the relationship, he said, “for this error in judgment I have apologized, and I genuinely regret my action."

 

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Proposal for Diversity Requirement Advances at UCLA

Faculty members in the main undergraduate college at the University of California at Los Angeles voted narrowly on Friday -- 332 to 303 -- to require all undergraduates in the college to take a course on diversity. In 2012 and 2004, the faculty rejected diversity requirements. Additional reviews are necessary before Friday's vote becomes final, but this takes the idea further than has been the case previously. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block has endorsed the idea and issued this statement: “A diversity-related course requirement for UCLA College undergraduates is an important component of our commitment to expose students to beliefs and backgrounds other than their own. It would help prepare our students for work in a multicultural world, in part by engaging them in difficult but crucial conversations for our campus and society as a whole.”

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Amazon's female Ph.D. costume gets low marks from academics

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Costume company's idea of a female Ph.D. derided as sexist and foolish by real female Ph.D.s.

Essay on metaphors for the academic job market

Gerry Canavan questions the metaphor commonly used to describe the academic job market.

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Appeals court backs adjunct in case over First Amendment

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Appeals court sides with adjunct who says she was fired for speaking out against part-time faculty working conditions.

Essay on dealing with rejection in academic career

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Nate Kreuter considers the realities of rejection -- and dealing with rejection -- in academic careers.

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Essay on 101 ways to make academe better

Eric Anthony Grollman offers 101 suggestions.

 

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