After his summer in Rio, Jared Ward is hitting the ground running for another semester of teaching and researching statistics at Brigham Young University.
Michael Wesch, an associate professor of anthropology at Kansas State University, joins his students for an unusual tour of their lives beyond the classroom.
This fall Chad A. Goldberg will teach students the significance of the "Wisconsin Idea," a longstanding principle in the state-university system’s mission statement that was almost overturned last year by the governor.
The NLRB’s ruling on Tuesday, that graduate students are employees, prompts a look back at the labor-union battle that started it all.
The National Labor Relations Board’s decision in a case involving Columbia University has made clear that graduate-employee unions are legal at private colleges. Experts predict a surge in organizing similar to what has taken place among adjuncts.
If a coherent antiviolence strategy exists, it’s built on two precepts: Think small, and start by creating jobs. Both of those guidelines present researchers with challenges.
The University of Kentucky has sued its student newspaper in a battle over whether the institution must disclose details of complaints that accuse a professor of sexual misconduct.
The letters, which allude to a "tainted" admissions process and students being "set up for failure," drew quick rebukes from students who said the language was racially insensitive.
Sanjay Srivastava’s assessment of the state of psychology mixes a certain four-letter word and gallows humor with a desire to raise awareness of important research issues in his field.
Scholars use the humor website Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency to poke fun at higher education’s most reviled customs — and sometimes themselves.
Members of Prism, or People at Rockefeller Identifying as Sexual Minorities, say they founded the group to shed light on the particular challenges they face in the sciences.
It typically takes months to shepherd a piece through the peer-review process at top publications. What should scholars do when their work examines how an outbreak might spread within days?
With help from the National Endowment for the Humanities and other groups, some colleges are experimenting with ideas for reorienting the humanities Ph.D. to today’s job market.
Professors at Texas A&M University can bar firearms if they make a compelling case. But so far, there’s no evidence that any such requests have been answered.
Counseling and other support for troubled students have become easier to find in recent years. But many professors still deal with their problems in isolation.
This month in Rio de Janeiro, a George Washington University professor and her students will be collecting data on venues, seating, security, and other topics for the International Olympic Committee.
Hundreds of scientists said the research community isn’t yet ready to release data on a relatively quick turnaround.
For a major cultural force, beer hasn’t faced much serious historical inquiry. But now that the Smithsonian is seeking a scholar in the field, could "beer studies" become a thing?
A researcher who shadowed maintenance workers in the dormitories of a large public university found that they often provide mentorship and crisis intervention. He suggests training them to do so better.
Only 6.6 percent of faculty members are "very aware" of open educational resources, a survey found, and many say they can’t find such materials, although their use in introductory courses is ticking up.
At Widener University, administrators hope that a year of research and service will help professors make the transition.
Many of the City University of New York’s part-time faculty members oppose a new labor agreement that their union heralds as offering them big gains.
A panel on harassment in academe, particularly in the sciences, explored why it’s difficult to punish professors for inappropriate behavior and what can be done about that. Here are three themes from the discussion.