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British professors object to website that ranks them

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British professors object to website -- inspired by Rate My Professors -- that ranks them.

New book on gender, family and academe shows how kids affect careers in higher education

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A decadelong research initiative out of the University of California at Berkeley culminates in a detailed look at the effects of children on men's and women's academic careers.

Blog post asks whether nice academics finish last

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A professor's reflection on personalities prevalent in academe strikes a chord with scholars.

Study debunks myth that male faculty 'milk' paid leave

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Male faculty members don't take paid parental leave as often as critics assert, even when their spouses also work.

Campus and academic communities left to wonder why after a professor's suicide

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Death of department chair at Texas A&M -- a prominent figure in rhetoric nationally -- leaves scholars with more questions than answers.

New survey on faculty activities and attitudes

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New survey of faculty members finds decreased time on teaching, gender differences in classroom approaches, and more stress in the public than private sector. Plus new data on part-timers.

Authors discuss new book on academic motherhood

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Authors discuss new book about how women in academe balance their work and family responsibilities.

 

Scholars debate etiquette of live-tweeting academic conferences

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Scholars debate the etiquette of live-tweeting academic conferences.

Reaction to UNC chancellor resignation shows influence of Virginia controversy

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In rally to support outgoing UNC-Chapel Hill chancellor, reflections of U.Va. controversy and lessons about the limitations of that kind of faculty support.

Ohio court asks university to give back pay to professor who made shooting reference

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A frustrated professor said he wasn't serious when he talked about shooting students, but Bowling Green suspended him without pay. Ohio appeals court says he deserves back pay.

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