Faculty

New study suggests training for department chairs is woefully inadequate at most institutions

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New study suggests that training for department chairs is woefully inadequate at most institutions.

New website seeks to register professors accused of liberal bias and 'anti-American values'

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New website seeks to register professors accused of liberal bias and “anti-American values.”

Book argues that faculty's diminishing influence puts higher education at risk

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Book argues that faculty’s diminishing influence puts higher education at risk. Suggested interventions include changing tenure to save it -- namely by ending it for professors at 70 years of age.

In Trump's win, professors see threats to science and academic freedom -- but also an opportunity to connect with students

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In Trump's win, professors see threats to science and academic freedom -- but also an opportunity to connect with students.

New analysis shows gaps between humanities Ph.D.s and others with doctorates

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New analysis points to workplace gaps in nonacademic employment and salaries of those who earn doctorates in humanities vs. those in other fields. Gender gaps apparent as well.

Disagreements over wages and health care cause Pennsylvania faculty members to strike

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After contract talks between faculty union and Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education crumble over wages and benefits, many students woke up Wednesday morning to no classes.

New book makes case for reforming the faculty role and proposes model of a 'scholarly educator'

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New book rejects the model of just creating more and more adjunct positions, but also suggests that the path forward probably can't include tenure track for all.

Kentucky's University Senate opposes terms of $10M deal for free enterprise center

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University of Kentucky senate opposes terms of proposed $10 million deal with Koch and Papa John's CEO to establish center for the study of free enterprise -- funds for which could be revoked at any time.

New study could be another nail in the coffin for the validity of student evaluations of teaching

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New study adds to evidence that student reviews of professors have limited validity.

Former professor at Southern Maine returns as provost after being laid off

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Why would a faculty member return to the institution that laid her off after 12 years of stellar service, amid broad retrenchment and program cuts? For the U of Southern Maine's new provost, it came down to institutional loyalty and a new president.

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