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National Academies report: sexual harassment is costly to science, compliance-based approaches don't work

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National Academies report says sexual harassment is costly to science and that compliance-based approaches to curbing it don't work. Promoting civility and otherwise managing research and learning climates is more effective, it says.

How sexual harassment allegations against a guest speaker rocked Santa Barbara City College last semester -- and, one professor says, cost him his job

How sexual harassment allegations against a guest speaker rocked Santa Barbara City College last semester -- and, one professor says, cost him his job.

Savannah State professors object to new, unwritten policy linking DFW grades to teaching effectiveness

Savannah State professors object to a new, unwritten policy judging their teaching effectiveness by how many D or F grades they give.

Rift among scholars over treatment of Junot Díaz as he faces harassment and misconduct allegations

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Rift among feminist scholars raises issue of how Me Too movement plays out when accused has been important voice in Latino literature -- and may be facing more criticism than white authors accused of worse.

Academe sees a new wave of faculty-student relationship restrictions in the era of Me Too

Academe sees a new wave of faculty-student dating bans in the era of Me Too. 

Most institutions say they value teaching but how they assess it tells a different story

Most institutions say they value teaching. But how they assess it tells a different story. University of Southern California has stopped using student evaluations of teaching in promotion decisions in favor of peer-review model. Oregon seeks to end quantitative evaluations of teaching for holistic model.

Proposed changes to shared governance at the University of Wyoming recall those passed in Wisconsin in recent years

Proposed changes to shared governance at the University of Wyoming recall those passed in Wisconsin. Professors in Wyoming say tenure would exist in name only if their governing board gets what it wants.

Student's protest of acting professor's comments about 'short shorts' spark conversations whether it's ever OK to comment on students' attire

A student's protest of an acting professor's comments about her "short shorts" sparks conversations about dress codes -- and whether it's ever OK for faculty members to comment on students' attire.

No clear solution to nationwide shortage of computer science professors

Computer science students on a number of campuses complain that their departments can't meet demand. Their professors are also stressed. But experts say there is no clear fix for nationwide shortage of computer science faculty.

Koch agreements with George Mason gave foundation role in faculty hiring and oversight

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George Mason says some of its past donor agreements with Charles Koch Foundation have afforded the organization a say in faculty appointments, in violation of the norms of academic freedom.

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