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Hello. Articles on our site explored the communication gaps between administrators and faculty members on many campuses around financial issues, and a flurry of lawsuits filed by students accused of sexual assault. And the Internet was abuzz this week with our story about a fed-up professor who failed his whole class, to the dismay of administrators. That and more below. Enjoy.

May 03 2015

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As colleges face financial pressure and trim budgets, faculty members are concerned about not just the proposed cuts, but how those changes are communicated.
Students, faculty and administrators in Louisiana are under a cloud of uncertainty as state officials look for revenue streams to avoid making one of the largest cuts to higher education in history. 
Professor at Texas A&M at Galveston was so frustrated with students' performance that he told them he wouldn't pass anyone and that he was done with them. Administrators had other ideas.
As more men turn to Title IX to defend themselves from sexual assault accusations by their colleges, they find long odds against them. As a result, some turn to OCR.
McMaster U addresses gender pay gap by giving $3,500 raises to female faculty members. 
George Washington U is taking action against Jewish student who posted a symbol he brought back from India. Other campuses are accused of not doing enough about the hateful use of the image.
Brookings report rates several thousand two- and four-year colleges on graduates' economic outcomes, and by controlling for student traits, strives to measure the value the institutions themselves add.
Hiring faculty around interdisciplinary themes appears to have a positive impact on diversity and scholarship, report finds.
Both individual scholars and departments are responsible for bringing digital scholarship into the mainstream, according to draft guidelines for evaluating such work published by the American Historical Association.
The implosion of Corinthian Colleges came to an end Monday as the for-profit chain closed its doors for good -- but the political fallout for the Education Department remains. 
The for-profit college says it's immediately ending operations at its remaining campuses, interrupting the studies of some 16,000 students and possibly sticking the government with a bill for discharged loans. 

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Presidents need to teach undergraduates, writes Julie Wollman.
Judith Shapiro considers whether it is time for faculty members to focus on their colleges and universities more than on their disciplines and organizational units.  
A historian's travels can contribute more to her work than archival sources. Scott McLemee reads Dispatches From Dystopia.
It doesn't matter how wrong the television host is on important issues, writes John K. Wilson. He shouldn't lose a faculty job over public statements.
Shifting from being a professor to a coach in a competency-based program isn't easy, write Christine Seifert and Richard Chapman, but it pays off for both students and instructors.

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Jonathan Wynn spent six years as a visiting assistant professor and offers advice (and warnings) to those who might find themselves on a similar path.
Ulf Kirchdorfer regrets that too many of his academic colleagues don’t write, and offers ideas on how they might.
Lisa Hager offers advice on how to create an inclusive environment for departmental colleagues and conference attendees.

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