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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. 

Wake Forest to drop traditional MBA program

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Wake Forest will eliminate its full-time program to focus on growing market of those who want to earn degree while still working full-time.

 

Speakers at liberal arts conference begrudgingly make case for their utility

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Is making a practical case for the liberal arts necessary, or a trap? Attendees at St. John's College conference differ in their opinions.

 

How College of New Jersey rethought faculty work with student success in mind

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How the College of New Jersey reimagined what professors can do.

 

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