FACULTY JOBS

Undergraduate curricular reform efforts at Harvard and Duke suggest there's no one way to do it well

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Amid concerns that requirements may not mean much to students or professors, Harvard and Duke Universities both look to curricular changes to improve undergraduate education.

Study suggests graduate student instructors influence undergraduates to major in the discipline, and graduate students also benefit from teaching

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Study suggests grad students may outperform faculty members in the classroom and may also benefit from time away from their dissertations.

Iconic ethnic studies college at San Francisco State says it can't pay its bills

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Overspending or chronically underfunded? Students and faculty at San Francisco State's College of Ethnic Studies say it already struggles to pay basic bills, but the university wants it to rein in spending.

Does academic freedom protect falsehoods?

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Academic freedom is supposed to protect unpopular views. A case involving an Oberlin professor who claimed that ISIS is really the CIA and Mossad asks whether that freedom extends to falsehoods.

U of Houston Faculty Senate suggests changes to teaching under campus carry

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Is teaching under campus carry still teaching? New guidelines from the Faculty Senate at U of Houston ask the question, with suggestions such as dropping controversial course content for safety concerns.

Purdue increasing graduate student stipends as it cuts graduate enrollment

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Purdue is cutting grad enrollments to boost pay of those it enrolls -- and is pushing professors to teach more intro courses. Will the approach provide focus? Or is it another attack on English that could leave undergrads without enough instructors?

Community college links increased student success to shorter terms but faculty members say there's more to the story

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A college is seeing higher student success levels based on a series of reforms, but should any institution evaluate faculty members in part on the proportion of C grades and above they award?

Mount Saint Mary College in New York debates faculty rights and mission

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Mount Saint Mary College in New York isn't affiliated with Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland, but professors at the former say it's headed down the same path as the latter, with dissenting faculty members dismissed and trustees showing up at search committee meetings.

New study suggests that faculty development has a demonstrable impact on student learning

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Studies of faculty development efforts at a liberal arts college and a land-grant university suggest the programs can have an impact on student outcomes.

New book discusses self-stratification among black academics

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New book discusses self-stratification among black academics.

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