Faculty

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.

Academics fact-check pervasive idea that liberal academics indoctrinate their students

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Academics fact-check the persistent idea, promoted at GOP convention, that liberal professors politically indoctrinate their students.

Vassar faculty members want to reduce their teaching load but some question a plan that would also reduce course offerings

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Vassar professors want to reduce their teaching loads, but some question a new plan to do so at the expense of course offerings.

New study suggests science dissertations increasingly are series of articles, not book-length studies

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New study suggests that science dissertations increasingly are research article based, not book-length studies, reflecting the professionalization of the Ph.D.

New analysis: New England colleges responsible for left-leaning professoriate

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New analysis suggests that one region is responsible for much of the national imbalance in the ideological leanings of faculty members.

University of Washington plan to alleviate salary compression is under fire

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At many colleges, new assistant professors earn close to or even more than long timers. U of Washington is trying to do something about it -- and finding out how hard it is. Among other ideas: countering expensive retention raises with new salary steps subject to approval by one's peers.

UCLA students and faculty protest return of professor accused of sexual assault and harassment following quarter of leave

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Faculty and students protest return of professor accused of harassment and assault to campus after a one-term unpaid leave.

U of Kansas professor cleared to teach after controversy over discussion of race

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U of Kansas lifts suspension of faculty member whose comments angered black students and others, who demanded she be fired.

New survey effort seeks to uncover real reasons why faculty members leave their jobs

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Losing a faculty member always hurts, but many administrators believe they have little control over whether professors move on. A new effort seeks to provide meaningful data.

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