Faculty

'On Course': New Guide to First Semester of Teaching

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A frequent refrain of new faculty members, fresh from graduate school, is that earning a Ph.D. didn't train them to lead a course. A new book -- On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching (Harvard University Press) -- aims to help such professors. The author is James M.

Does Academe Hinder Parenthood?

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2 new studies suggest that many professors, especially women, are less likely than other professionals or men in their field to have kids.

Newly Tenured ... at Alderson-Broaddus, Quincy, U. of Michigan at Flint

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:

Alderson-Broaddus College

  • Lewis Hall, music

Quincy University

  • Joseph Coelho, biology
  • Vicky Eidson, accounting

University of Michigan at Flint

'Quiet Desperation' of Academic Women

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Interviews with 80 female faculty members at a research university -- the largest qualitative study of its kind -- have found that many women in careers are deeply frustrated by a system that they believe undervalues their work and denies them opportunities for a balanced life. While the study found some overt discrimination in the form of harassment or explicitly sexist remarks, many of the concerns involved more subtle "deeply entrenched inequities."

New Haven Censured; 2 Colleges Have Sanction Lifted

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AAUP also weighs in on campus guns (con), teaching evolution (pro), and loyalty oaths (con), and tables measure to criticize Israel.

AAUP Approves Major Reorganization

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Professional association and union will now be legally separate in ways association leaders hope will bolster both. Joint organizing seen increasing with AFT.

In Culture Wars or Duke-Bashing, Do Facts Matter?

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Have you heard the one about the psychology chair who won't hire Republicans? As it turns out...

Confidence Gap for New Profs

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Those fresh from grad school don't feel well prepared for many duties, and end up learning on the job. Men rank themselves as better prepared than do women.

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.

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