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July 28, 2015
A faculty member recounts feeling that she couldn't complain about an event that humiliated her and other female professors, but was viewed as "good fun" by many others.
July 27, 2015
Stephen L. Chew writes that current approaches -- for awards or tenure and promotion -- are based too much on passion or student enjoyment and not enough on actual learning.

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In marketing your institution to today's teens, think beyond flashy images on your home page and focus on academic programs.
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July 27, 2015 - 9:00pm
Coming to terms with our technology lock-in.

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December 11, 2006
John Marsh writes that professors may be bosses more than they realize or like to admit.
December 8, 2006
Michael Bérubé discusses the thinking behind an MLA committee's new approach to tenure and scholarship -- and urges departments to take the reform ideas seriously.
December 7, 2006
Our intrepid columnist Wick Sloane nearly testified before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday. Does almost only count in horseshoes and hand grenades?
December 6, 2006
George Trow, who died last month, lived to see his worst fears about the media confirmed. Scott McLemee revisits his legacy.
December 5, 2006
Talking and barriers to communication are not new topics for deans. We receive lots of opportunities for help with this aspect of our administrative role. All of them recognize, implicitly or explicitly, the central role of communication between deans and others. I receive notices for workshops and offers from consultants on “dealing with difficult employees,” on “how to deal with angry faculty members” (perhaps offer them coffee and/or jawbreakers to calm/slow them down….).

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