Faculty

When Credentials Count

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Northeastern doesn't renew contracts for a dozen faculty members without terminal degrees as it expands tenure-track hiring.

Handling the 'Bad Apples'

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Department heads, accustomed to running their own meetings, mostly listened along with provosts, deans and other faculty members during a training workshop in Seattle this week geared toward advising academic leaders in the science, engineering and math fields on how to manage their divisions while keeping diversity in mind.

Skepticism of Faculty and Tenure

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New poll finds majority of public believes bias is problem in college classrooms and questions role of tenure.

You Like Frisbee? I Like Frisbee!

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In matching graduate students with each other as mentors, Purdue wants to know more than just academic interests.

Faculty Communication 101

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Christopher J. Loving, who runs leadership workshops for academic leaders, shares reasons why faculty relationships go sour.

'Institutionalizing' Interdisciplinary Research

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As interest in interdisciplinary research continues to increase, colleges still don’t have answers to critical questions about the best ways to support and encourage collaboration across the disciplines. How can a department fairly evaluate interdisciplinary research in promotion and tenure decisions, for example? How can an institution raise money for interdisciplinary endeavors within a system designed to fund raise for individual schools and colleges?

Peer Review in Peril?

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New study cites "decline of peer review" as primary factor for decreased representation of top economics departments in major journals.

Concern Over Housing Costs

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Graduate students at UC-Berkeley say they are being priced out of units set aside by the university for families.

Affirming Professors' Role or Denigrating It?

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At a time that many professors fear that administrators don't value tenure, the headline on Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Web site seems like something that would draw applause: "Rensselaer to Review Faculty Governance to Strengthen Role of Tenured, Tenure-Track Faculty."

Navigating the Mammoth University

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U. of Minnesota expands its orientation for new faculty members from 2 hours to 3 days, and gets rave reviews.

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