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Online education observers see glowing report as intriguing, incomplete

Arizona State's report on digital learning draws cheers from online proponents -- and a few raised eyebrows from those who think the future is more complicated and warrants broader research.

University of Maryland removes guide for teaching assistants amid uproar over sexist advice

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University of Maryland at College Park removes guide for teaching assistants amid uproar over its advice.

New Jersey community college investigating professor who swore at conservative student who argued men are sexually harassed, too

A New Jersey community college investigates a professor for cursing at conservative student who argued that men are sexually harassed, too.

Innovative course combines talents of engineering students on two continents

Engineering students in Michigan will troubleshoot circuits and then swap findings with students in Ireland to complete their projects.

Pasco-Hernando State College Faculty Forms Union

Pasco-Hernando State College's faculty has unionized, 64 in favor and 62 against, according tbo.com. The new union is a chapter of the United Faculty of Florida, which is affiliated with National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. In campaigning for a union, professors on campus have cited concerns about shared governance, including an administrative decision to forego promised faculty raises for earning Ph.D.s for one-time bonuses. Timothy Beard, college president, reportedly said his institution's budget is tight but that the union “will give us great documentation and accountability.”

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Loyola Chicago Adjuncts Reach Tentative Contract Deal

Non-tenure-track professors in the arts and sciences at Loyola University Chicago reached a tentative first contact agreement with the institution late Monday, after nearly two years of negotiations and a one-day strike earlier this month. Sticking points included job security measures and pay. Members of the Service Employees International Union-affiliated unit will vote on whether or not to approve the deal later this week but members of the bargaining committee have endorsed it. Jo Ann Rooney, Loyola Chicago president, said in a statement that the deal reflects the institution’s “appreciation for the many contributions of our [non-tenure-track] faculty, but also our core mission of providing high-quality, affordable education to our students.” Details of the agreement were not immediately available.

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Tackling the Reproducibility Crisis

The National Association of Scholars on Tuesday published a report on the "The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science: Causes, Consequences, and the Road to Reform." Much already has been said about the reproducibility crisis in science, including that it’s exaggerated. The association’s take is that is “improper use of statistics, arbitrary research techniques, lack of accountability, political groupthink and a scientific culture biased toward producing positive results together have produced a critical state of affairs.” 

The report offers 40 recommendations to promote more reliable data, including pre-registration of research protocols, the creation of a journal in each field dedicated to publishing negative results and more transparency regarding the peer review process. The association also recommends “rigorous programs of education” in statistics-heavy fields to emphasize “the ways researchers can misunderstand and misuse statistical concepts and techniques.” Colleges and universities should integrate survey-level statistics courses into their core curricula and distribution requirements, according to the association, and private philanthropy should fund university chairs in “reproducibility studies.”

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Essay on running for office as an alt-ac career

Emily Anderson describes her path from grad school to elected office.

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U Chicago Adjuncts Approve First Union Contract

Non-tenure-track faculty members at the University of Chicago voted nearly unanimously to ratify their first union contract, they announced Monday. Gains include up to a 49 percent pay increase for some instructors, paid parental leave, increased job stability measures, capped language course sizes and professional development funds. No additional details were immediately available. The union, formed in 2015, is affiliated with Service Employees International Union.

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Political Science Group Apologizes for Holding Conference at Brigham Young

The Society for Political Methodology’s annual meeting will be held at Brigham Young University, the group announced Monday, despite ongoing concerns about the campus climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender scholars. The society’s leaders said they’d given “insufficient forethought to matters of diversity” in allowing Brigham Young to host the meeting, chilling the participation of LGBTQ scholars and alarming the American Political Science Association’s Status Committee for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender Individuals in the Profession (a group not affiliated with the society).

Yet recent weeks have seen a series of “constructive, good-faith conversations” among the political science association’s LGBT Status Committee, Brigham Young and the society, the political methodology group said, yielding “what all parties believe is a positive outcome for 2018 and beyond.” The university has reaffirmed its commitment to welcoming visiting scholars in a spirit of inclusion and moved all events to an off-site location, for example, while the society is adopting a new diversity statement and formal code of conduct endorsed by the political science association's status committee. Host institutions of future conferences will be required to affirm these statements and conference participants will be required to sign the code of conduct. A plenary roundtable at the upcoming meeting also will discuss how to make the society more diverse and inclusive.

The society “apologizes for the way its host selection negatively affected professional opportunities for LGBTQ scholars,” its leaders said in a statement. “This was never intended and [the society] promises to be more attuned to diversity and inclusion in the future.”

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