Years of close calls during collective bargaining led the 14-campus system to develop contingency plans in the event of a work stoppage. The test now is how well those plans will work.
After learning about four such cases at one institution, Patricia A. Matthew couldn’t believe that leaders there had failed to see they had a problem. So she gathered essays about the experiences of minority scholars on the tenure track.
The Obama administration has asked Congress to pay $106 million toward two new ships, although researchers say a third vessel is needed — an idea that has support in the Senate but not in the House of Representatives.
A stark divide in voter preferences has opened between people with college diplomas and people without them. What’s going on? Here are a few issues to consider.
Professors have expressed displeasure with Academic Analytics, a company that tracks journal articles, citations, books, and grants to account for scholarly productivity. Now Georgetown has dropped the service, arguing that it is of questionable value.
Under the new law, offices can be declared gun-free only if they’re single-occupancy. That leaves out most graduate students, so some are turning to other spaces where guns remain off-limits.
Some departments at Montana State University had just one female professor, or none at all. But in the last four years, half of all STEM hires have been women.
Western Carolina University faced a faculty rebellion over plans to use funds from the conservative Charles Koch Foundation to create a new research center on free enterprise. It found ways to render the gift agreement much easier for critics to swallow.
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, the pediatrician Priscilla Chan, have invested $600 million in a new lab space for universities in the Bay Area. The Chronicle talks to one of its directors.
Comparing a pair of grad-union votes from more than a decade ago can provide valuable context for the collective-bargaining fights expected this year.
A scholar at UNLV has been examining whether students actually might learn more if their instructor is attractive. For those hoping that brains are all that counts in academe, the picture he paints isn’t pretty.
The Facebook co-founder and his physician wife draw praise from Bill Gates, among others, as they outlined plans to tackle big goals and fund research that other grant makers consider too risky.
Both faculty members and administrators cite the state’s continuing budget standoff as the primary culprit for the drop in students.
A survey by the Council of Graduate Schools found a 4.3-percent decrease in applications from 2014 to 2015. Whether that represents a blip or a trend remains to be seen.
The university, rocked by campus protests last year, has unveiled an ambitious multimillion-dollar plan. Experts say the follow-through will be as important as the rollout.
A handful of researchers have named their recent discoveries for the president. With that decision comes publicity and, for some, regret.
The university’s Brooklyn campus locked out hundreds of faculty members in anticipation of a strike. Some professors say the administration will have a hard time regaining their trust.
Agricultural researchers — and the companies that support them — say it's time for Congress to boost its investment in their work.