Faculty

'Hotness' and Quality

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If you’re not sexy, you might want to be easy.

At least if you’re a professor concerned about your rating on RateMyProfessors.com. James Felton, a professor of finance and law at Central Michigan University, and colleagues looked at ratings for nearly 7,000 faculty members from 370 institutions in the United States and Canada, and his verdict is: the hotter and easier professors are, the more likely they’ll get rated as a good teacher.

Gallaudet Opposition Grows

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Faculty members -- in series of votes -- join students opposed to the board and its choice for president.

Overexposed?

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Feminist professor bares her breasts on her blog, and some students at Southern Cal object.

If There's a Will

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If departments want black science, math and engineering students to become faculty members, they should have mentors who want close relationships with them, according to a recent study from the University of California at Berkeley.

Unfair Dismissals Found

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Reviews by AAUP question treatment of professors at Greenville College and New Mexico Highlands University.

Vanderbilt Rising

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University recruits Houston Baker and Hortense Spillers -- stars in black literary studies -- as part of major faculty hiring drive.

Faculty Rights, Post-Katrina

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AAUP reviews how much flexibility colleges should get when disaster strikes -- and one dismissal with little apparent link to the hurricane.

Teaching, Research, Service ...

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Texas A&M University will give extra credit in tenure process to professors whose work has commercial applications.

Losing Their Edge?

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Study suggests that Internet may have eliminated link between working at an elite university and doing the best research.

New Approaches to Faculty Hiring

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Community colleges urged to rethink how they find professors -- and how they structure search committees.

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