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How did a professor's stray email linking to an 'Inside Higher Ed' article result in a letter of reprimand?

How did a professor's stray email linking to an Inside Higher Ed article result in a letter of reprimand in his personnel file?

New app seeks to shake up student ratings of instruction by facilitating open-ended feedback in the moment, throughout the semester

New app seeks to shake up student ratings of instruction by promoting open-ended feedback in the moment, throughout the semester, so that the feedback becomes more constructive than punitive.

Historian's 'quit lit' essay rejects notion that leaving higher ed equals personal failure

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Historian’s “quit lit” essay asks readers to consider what’s lost -- personally but especially in terms of disciplinary knowledge -- with so many scholars leaving a broken system behind.

NSF requires that institutions report findings of harassment and suspensions in its funded labs and field sites

NSF starts requiring that institutions report findings of harassment and suspensions in its funded labs and field sites, and reminds institutions that it can pull funding where necessary.

New novel about academic life is not a ringing endorsement, to say the least

A new novel about academic life is not a ringing endorsement, to say the least. But it will make you laugh. And that's the point.

After a major flap, history's premier journal announces series of changes aimed at diversifying viewpoints and contributors

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After a major editorial flap, history's premier journal announces a series of changes aimed at diversifying viewpoints and contributors.

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.

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