faculty

New book challenges the idea that professors don't care about teaching

Research from University of Washington shows professors to be self-critical about and constantly struggling to improve their teaching.

Adjunct leaders consider strategies to force change

Adjunct faculty make up most of the higher education work force, but their working conditions largely don't reflect their role. Is reform on a wide scale possible? What will it take?

At MLA meeting, new Ph.D.s talk about landing jobs that they never expected

At MLA meeting, amid the frenzy and disappointment about lack of positions, some new Ph.D.s discuss paths to good careers (even if not those they once envisioned). Are grad programs providing any help?

Study identifies patterns by gender of senior historians' careers

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Female historians who are married move to full professor at a slower pace than their single colleagues, new study finds. For male historians, a spouse appears to speed up promotion.

Study raises questions about common tools to assess learning in college

Study raises questions about reliability of popular assessment tools used to measure learning that takes place in college. And research finds that students might not be as "academically adrift" as much-discussed book suggested.

Report reveals divergent trends in modern language job market

Data released ahead of MLA convention set tone for hiring in the humanities this season.

Professor's tweet and university's reaction stir debate on academic freedom

Professor's anti-NRA tweet sets off debate about the gun lobby, violence, metaphors and academic freedom.

NYU vote of no confidence highlights divergent views of faculty role in governance

Upcoming vote of no confidence in NYU president highlights a divide between how faculty members and administrators understand their roles in governance.

In lawsuit, Texas Tech professor says his views on tenure have cost him promotions

In an unusual twist, a Texas Tech professor is suing the university for allegedly denying him high-profile jobs based on his skepticism of a status most faculty members want.

Proposed policy at Florida Gulf Coast raises question of what a university is entitled to track about faculty members

Proposed policy at Florida Gulf Coast U. raises question of what a university is entitled to track about every professor.

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