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Study suggests scientific work force is aging -- as younger scientists struggle to find good jobs

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Study suggests scientific work force is aging -- and will get even older, even as younger scientists hang on the sidelines in hopes of jobs and face longer odds of landing grants.

U Chicago committee proposes ways of dealing with those who shout down invited speakers

As colleges debate what to do about shouting down of speakers, faculty panel at U of Chicago issues a report calling for "free speech deans on call," punishments in some cases and process for removing protesters from events.

U of California strengthens faculty policies against sexual harassment and assault in light of scandals

In wake of scandals, U of California strengthens faculty policies against sexual harassment and assault.

How St. Olaf scrubbed from a building the name of a revered professor accused of sexual misconduct

How St. Olaf decided to scrub the name of a revered late professor recently accused of sexual misconduct from his namesake building.

Study of online ratings of professors suggest scores vary with instructor's gender and perceived rigor

Study of millions of online ratings of professors suggests scores vary with an instructor’s gender, discipline and perceived “easiness.”

Study explores how universities deploy faculty and link to professors' pay

Study suggests that number of students taught has relatively little to do with faculty salaries, but that universities act efficiently in allocating resources to teaching and research.

Duke professors report emails from someone falsely claiming to be student, seeking information on their courses

Duke warns professors about emails from someone claiming to be a student, seeking information about their courses -- many in fields criticized by some on the right. Some Michigan and Denver faculty members have received similar emails but from different source.

New study suggests training for department chairs is woefully inadequate at most institutions

New study suggests that training for department chairs is woefully inadequate at most institutions.

New website seeks to register professors accused of liberal bias and 'anti-American values'

New website seeks to register professors accused of liberal bias and “anti-American values.”

Book argues that faculty's diminishing influence puts higher education at risk

Book argues that faculty’s diminishing influence puts higher education at risk. Suggested interventions include changing tenure to save it -- namely by ending it for professors at 70 years of age.

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