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Rutgers professors object to contract with Academic Analytics

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Rutgers faculty members, citing philosophical concerns and errors, are pushing back against the use of Academic Analytics to evaluate their productivity.

Colleges need better way to judge performance of professors in professional fields (essay)

We need to find better ways to evaluate faculty members in professional disciplines for tenure and promotion -- a sort of "professional analytics," Michael Bugeja argues.

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Author discusses new book arguing that China's universities are rising while America's decline

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Author discusses new book arguing that China's universities are rising while America's are in decline.

Should universities include internationally focused criteria in tenure and promotion policies?

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As universities seek to globalize, should they include internationally focused criteria in their tenure and promotion policies? A new report analyzes policies with such indicators.

Editorial says journal impact factors have lost credibility

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A journal editorial says manipulations have made "impact factor" statistics meaningless.

Working paper on interdisciplinary job ad analysis suggests some jobs aren't truly interdisciplinary

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Graduate students' analysis of interdisciplinary jobs ads suggest that many jobs aren't truly interdisciplinary, but those that are tend to be linked to dedicated centers or clusters.

New book details founding and evolution of AAUP

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Author of new book on the history of the American Association of University Professors discusses how the organization has changed and remained the same over the last century, and what its next 100 years might look like.

U Texas professor emeritus will leave teaching job over campus carry law

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A professor emeritus at the U of Texas says he'll leave campus rather than give lectures to hundreds of students who could bring guns.

How might colleges and universities best prevent ethnic fraud in faculty hires?

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Should anyone police whether professors have the racial or ethnic background they claim? Native American studies group calls for more accountability in the wake of several disputes.

Study suggests large collaborative science teams don't make the impact some expect them to

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Study suggests that when it comes to collaborative science, larger teams have their limits after they hit 20, and international collaboration ups the impact factor.

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