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'Exemplars' of Good Pre-Tenure Practices

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The University of Iowa was found to be exceptional in five of eight categories evaluating the job satisfaction of pre-tenure faculty members at four-year colleges and universities, according to an analysis being released today by Harvard University's Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education.

Cheating and the Generational Divide

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The revelation that hundreds of University of Central Florida students in a senior-level business class received an advance version of a mid-term exam has exposed the widening chasm in what different generations expect of each other -- and what they perceive cheating to be.

Mentoring 101

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Guiding undergraduate students can be personally rewarding and support good teaching, a panel of historians notes. So why is it left to chance?

Into the Fray

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Noting years of misreading of the past by those in power, historians vow wider engagement with the public.

The Gender Gap on Service

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New study examines the points in their careers when academic women get more assignments than men -- and how those assignments may hold them back.

Turning on the Faculty

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Professors at public universities worry that a combination of economic anxiety, anti-union sentiment and frustration over rising college costs will make them and their institutions targets for populist anger.

Not So Fast

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Michigan provost wants to extend pre-tenure period to 10 years -- and faculty senate resoundingly rejects the idea.

Ethos Matters

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Researchers find that institutional identity trumps policy when it comes to whether professors think their institutions value teaching.

'The Heart of Higher Education'

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While many college faculty members and administrators are focused on budget cuts or research agendas, Parker J. Palmer and Arthur Zajonc have issued a call to return to what they think matters the most: teaching, and teaching in an "integrative" way that moves past individual disciplines. Their appeal comes in a new book, The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal (Jossey-Bass).

Punching In at Kean U.

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University with a history of tensions with its faculty has started requiring professors to file time sheets.

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