Faculty

Fantasies and Due Process

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Should e-mail in which a professor shares sexually explicit thoughts about students factor into his suitability to keep his job? Is case in Texas one of enforcing professionalism, or overreaction?

The Blacklist Academic Leaders Ignore

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As Olympic games focus attention on China, some scholars want attention for the way visa denials have hurt their careers -- and may limit what other professors write.

Keys to Hiring Women in Science

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New research examines relationship between specific practices by search committee and odds of female finalists or hires.

Why 'Nonprofit' Does NOT Mean 'Lose Money'

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It was just a tidbit of information, offered toward the end of a presentation slotted in that sleepy, after-lunch-at-a-jampacked-conference hour. But the nature of the tidbit caught the audience’s attention: On average, full-time faculty members at the University of New Mexico’s Gallup campus were being subsidized to the tune of $10,554 apiece.

Dispatches from Denver, Day 3

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At the Democratic National Convention, faculty are studying the dynamics of power by focusing on protesters, karaoke performers -- oh, and the delegates, too.

The Truly Interdisciplinary Search

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Michigan Tech decides that to break out of the departmental mode, a university needs a different approach to faculty hiring.

A Professor Without Her Claimed Degrees

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A dance scholar -- who had previously taught at 2 universities and won acclaim for work with China -- quits after discovery that she didn't have the education she listed.

Beware the Button Police

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U. of Illinois tells professors they can't have bumper stickers or attend campus political rallies -- but then says it will use "common sense" on enforcement.

Schooling Faculty in Catholic Higher Ed

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In Marquette U. seminar, pre-tenure professors study the content and context of their institution's Jesuit mission.

2 Wins for Illinois Professors

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University affirms that they can wear buttons and attend rallies, and ends talks that some feared would create the next Hoover Institution.

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