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Renewed debate over whether graduate students should publish

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Two vastly different disciplines consider whether there are too many journal articles these days, and whether graduate student publishing is part of the problem. Some see that analysis as shortsighted.

Professor pulls syllabus letting students set own grades as 'stress-reduction policy'

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Professor’s “stress-reduction policy,” mocked by conservative websites, found to violate university policy.

Research suggests that students may make more academic progress by focusing on task-oriented goals than on grades

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Setting goals can help students do better academically, and shorter-term, tangible goals are most effective, paper finds.

Cal State Fullerton reinstates lecturer after arbitrator finds no evidence for most charges against him

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Cal State Fullerton reinstates part-time professor after arbitrator finds no evidence that he attempted to hit a student at a pro-Trump event, as was alleged when he was fired by the university.

Study finds large share of cases involving faculty harassment of graduate students are serious

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New study of harassment of graduate students by faculty members suggests that the problem is worse -- both in level of offense and prevalence of repeat offenders -- than many believe.

Examining bluegrass’s move from hollers to university halls

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Article sets off debate on whether a roots genre from Appalachia risks its authenticity when colleges study and teach it.

American U scholar says provost cherry-picked negative student ratings of her teaching to deny her a promotion

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American U scholar says provost cherry-picked negative student ratings of her teaching to deny her a promotion

Carl Wieman makes an evidence-based plea for better science instruction in new book

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Carl Wieman makes an evidence-based plea for better science instruction in a new book on what might be his grandest experiment yet.

AAUP discussion centers on the many benefits of embracing students as both 'learners and teachers'

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Despite recent criticism of student reviews of faculty members, there is a system that’s working, AAUP conference is told.

Federal appeals court revives professor's case against Texas Tech over his anti-tenure views

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Federal appeals court revives professor’s case against Texas Tech, which he says retaliated against him over his anti-tenure views.

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