Faculty

Sociologists and more than a dozen other professional groups speak out against student evaluations of teaching

Sociologists and more than a dozen other professional groups take a stand against using student evaluations of teaching as a primary measure of teaching effectiveness.

Study: How smooth-talking professors can lull students into thinking they've learned more than they have

A study says smooth-talking professors can lull students into thinking they've learned more than they actually have -- potentially at the expense of active learning.

New paper says deaths of star scientists often benefit their subfields, via an influx in new contributors and ideas

New paper says the death of star scientists often benefits their subfields, via an influx in new contributors and ideas.

Marybeth Gasman required students at her research center to sign blanket nondisclosure agreements, which experts say is unheard-of in academe

Marybeth Gasman required students at her Penn research center to sign blanket nondisclosure agreements. Experts say that's unheard-of in academe and leaves students vulnerable to abuse.

Professors offer advice on teaching students how to email them

Many professors say that teaching students how to email them properly is a necessary gift that keeps on giving.

Professor's tweet about controversial columnist goes viral after columnist CC's his provost on angry email

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Professor's tweet about the controversial New York Times columnist goes viral after the columnist CC's his provost on an angry email.

Star scholar of minority-serving institutions was accused of fostering a hypersexualized and racially insensitive climate in her research center

Star scholar of minority-serving institutions Marybeth Gasman was accused of fostering a hypersexualized and racially insensitive climate in her research center.

Sociologist says journal rejected her paper because she's shared it elsewhere as a preprint, against its own pro-preprint policy

Sociologist says journal dismissed her paper because she'd shared it elsewhere as a preprint -- even though the publication had a pro-preprint policy. How often does this happen?

With faculty anger surrounding several presidential searches, some point to search firms as the cause

With a rising number of "secret" presidential searches that leave faculty members jilted, some point to the use of search firms as the cause of the troubles.

Creative writing professor cleared of discrimination in saying a slur in quoting James Baldwin in class

Creative writing professor cleared of discrimination in saying a slur in quoting James Baldwin in class.

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