JOBS OUTSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

Just how much math, and what kind, is enough for life sciences majors?

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'Instrument of torture' or building block of understanding? UCLA and other universities debate how much math, and what kind, is enough for life sciences majors.

Adjuncts participate in National Day of Action for a Living Wage

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Adjuncts across the country participate in a national day of action for a living wage. How do their interests align with low-wage workers from outside academe?

Writing teachers talk teaching students about 'white privilege' at composition instructors' meeting

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Writing instructors at Conference on College Composition and Communication talk about teaching about racism and white privilege -- and the political and career risks they face for doing so.

Historians discuss ways to engage students on Ferguson protests

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At annual meeting, historians discuss ways to engage students on protests in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere.

New report argues for better mentoring, pay, and career progression for postdocs

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National Academies report sees system in disarray and calls for better pay, more mentoring and speedier path to their own labs.

National survey suggests a greater focus on teaching but ongoing concerns about diversity, adjuncts

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Survey of undergraduate instructors suggests increased attention on student-centered teaching and ongoing concerns about diversity and adjunct working conditions. 

Panel criticizes ASA's Israel boycott at association's annual meeting

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Panel criticizes American Studies Association's year-old academic boycott of Israel at body's annual meeting. And the panelists in turn are criticized.

Tufts adjuncts tout pay and job security gains in first union contract

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Adjuncts at Tufts say their first union contract, which includes significant pay and job security gains and a right to be interviewed for full-time positions, could be a model for new unions in negotiations elsewhere.

 

Psychology group objects to book's portrayal of its role in post-9/11 torture

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The American Psychological Association objects to a new book's portrayal of its role in government-sponsored enhanced interrogation practices in post-9/11 years.

Speakers at liberal arts conference begrudgingly make case for their utility

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Is making a practical case for the liberal arts necessary, or a trap? Attendees at St. John's College conference differ in their opinions.

 

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