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Study analyzes when women win teaching awards in political science

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Study finds that women in political science are likelier than men to be honored for teaching. But does this help them get ahead?

Marquette professor who blogged about a TA's decisions in class is suspended with pay, pending inquiry

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The Marquette U. professor who criticized a TA's teaching on his personal blog is suspended, pending a university investigation into his conduct. 

Arizona State tells non-tenure-track writing instructors to teach an extra course each semester

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Arizona State tells non-tenure-track English instructors to shift from 4-4 to 5-5 course load, without increase in compensation and in violation of professional codes on how many writing students one can effectively teach.

New report argues for better mentoring, pay, and career progression for postdocs

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National Academies report sees system in disarray and calls for better pay, more mentoring and speedier path to their own labs.

For some research universities, flexibility and modularity influence long-term plans

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Elite research universities, which have been leaders in exporting modular courses and resources to other colleges, are considering using them at their own campuses.

Analysis says humanities Ph.D.s get take longer in coursework than dissertations

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New analysis suggests that time to degree for Ph.D.s may not be as lengthy as some assume, and that the key to shorter humanities doctorates may be coursework, not the dissertation.

Marquette U. grad student she's being targeted after ending a class discussion on gay marriage

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Marquette TA becomes focus of debate for telling a student his facts criticizing gay marriage were incorrect. Critics say she squelched a student's view, but many academics say she's become a target just for doing her job.

Competency-based health profession credentials from the University of Texas System

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The University of Texas System wants to create a competency-based pathway for medical sciences that will stretch from high school to medical school.

Competency-based education arrives at three major public institutions

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Michigan, Purdue and the Wisconsin System give competency-based education a try, but carefully and with targeted new programs.

Composition instructors report uptick in intentional use of single-quotation marks

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Love it or hate it, composition professors report seeing an uptick in students' intentional use of single quotation marks outside their traditional context. 

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