Faculty

Long Island University, citing need to attract students, orders faculty to trim core curriculum

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University that locked out its faculty in the fall is now telling professors they must shrink the core curriculum within a year and make do without majors such as philosophy and math.

Study suggests scientific work force is aging -- as younger scientists struggle to find good jobs

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Study suggests scientific work force is aging -- and will get even older, even as younger scientists hang on the sidelines in hopes of jobs and face longer odds of landing grants.

U Chicago committee proposes ways of dealing with those who shout down invited speakers

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As colleges debate what to do about shouting down of speakers, faculty panel at U of Chicago issues a report calling for "free speech deans on call," punishments in some cases and process for removing protesters from events.

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.”

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