Faculty

U of California strengthens faculty policies against sexual harassment and assault in light of scandals

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In wake of scandals, U of California strengthens faculty policies against sexual harassment and assault.

How St. Olaf scrubbed from a building the name of a revered professor accused of sexual misconduct

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How St. Olaf decided to scrub the name of a revered late professor recently accused of sexual misconduct from his namesake building.

Study of online ratings of professors suggest scores vary with instructor's gender and perceived rigor

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Study of millions of online ratings of professors suggests scores vary with an instructor’s gender, discipline and perceived “easiness.”

Study explores how universities deploy faculty and link to professors' pay

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Study suggests that number of students taught has relatively little to do with faculty salaries, but that universities act efficiently in allocating resources to teaching and research.

Duke professors report emails from someone falsely claiming to be student, seeking information on their courses

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Duke warns professors about emails from someone claiming to be a student, seeking information about their courses -- many in fields criticized by some on the right. Some Michigan and Denver faculty members have received similar emails but from different source.

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.

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