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New study suggests science dissertations increasingly are series of articles, not book-length studies

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New study suggests that science dissertations increasingly are research article based, not book-length studies, reflecting the professionalization of the Ph.D.

New analysis: New England colleges responsible for left-leaning professoriate

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New analysis suggests that one region is responsible for much of the national imbalance in the ideological leanings of faculty members.

Study finds few students cheat the system with digital homework questions

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Even if they could cheat without being penalized, most students will take an honest stab at homework questions, study finds.

Encouraging female faculty to publish research

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Texas Tech and Indiana U at Bloomington have developed programs that encourage female faculty members to find more time to publish their research.

Stopping tenure clock may help male professors more than female, study finds

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Colleges adopted policies to stop the tenure clock to help professors who are new parents, especially mothers. Study suggests fathers may be the real beneficiaries.

State College of Florida replaces three-year contracts for professors with one-year contracts

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After the State College of Florida replaced a tenure-like system with three-year contracts for all new faculty members, some complained. So the board shifted to one-year contracts.

Plymouth State announces layoffs, restructuring around interdisciplinary clusters

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Plymouth State plans to replace them with clusters. Restructuring and layoffs have professors scratching their heads.

AAUP votes to censure two institutions for alleged violations of academic freedom and calls out two more abandoning shared governance

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AAUP votes to censure two institutions for alleged violations of academic freedom and calls out two more -- including U of Iowa over presidential search -- for abandoning shared governance.

Debate over whether all undergraduates should take mathematics course

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Wayne State University drops what has been part of its general-education program for all students, raising the question of which fields are needed by all undergraduates.

SUNY Buffalo and University of Virginia reform general education

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At the University at Buffalo and the U of Virginia, professors fear that too many requirements and not enough thought about them may detract from students' learning. Both move toward more thematic approaches to general education.

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