Faculty

AAC&U panelists say that while the American dream may be on the decline, higher ed still has a key role to play in shaping and promoting it

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At national gathering of educators, many see erosion of opportunity -- even as data show continuing impact of earning a college degree.

College and university administrators discuss how to thoughtfully reduce faculty duties to help them advance their best work

College and university administrators discuss how to thoughtfully reduce faculty duties, to help them advance their best work.

Rochester Faculty Senate considers motion to censure Florian Jaeger, though university cleared him of sexual harassment

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U of Rochester Faculty Senate considers a motion to censure T. Florian Jaeger, even though the university cleared him of sexual harassment.

Late researcher's work on potential herpes vaccine was promising, but he used risky human trial with no oversight

A late Southern Illinois professor's findings on a potential vaccine for herpes looked promising, until it was revealed he'd proceeded with a risky human trial with no oversight.

Women are underrepresented in economics textbooks, says a new analysis, with implications for the field's gender imbalance

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New study says economics textbooks underrepresent women in both real-life and imagined examples -- and that fixing that could help attract more women to the field.

First-round faculty job interviews, which once took place at disciplinary meetings, are increasingly done by video

That's the question disciplinary associations and academics are facing on conference interviews, which many departments are replacing with video.

Independent investigation into sexual harassment at Rochester provides little closure

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President resigns; report says accused professor was unprofessional and inappropriate but didn't break the law or university rules; many students and faculty members remain angry. Accused professor responds.

A professor shares her experience of harassment and sees support as well as backlash

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A professor shares her experience of harassment and sees support as well as backlash, enabled in part by a controversial anonymous online forum for political scientists.

Professors debate the role of the historian (or lack thereof) in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's Vietnam documentary

Professors debate the role -- or absence -- of the historian in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's new Vietnam documentary, concurring that a lack of critical perspective makes the film more milquetoast than masterpiece.

Panel of historians says teaching about American conservatism is harder now -- but with new opportunities for engaging students

Historians who teach U.S. conservatism say their jobs got a lot harder last year but that Trump's presidency also provides new opportunities for student engagement.

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