PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://www.chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ 2017-01-18T08:58:42-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education How Hard Is It for a University to Revoke a Ph.D.? http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Hard-Is-It-for-a/238916 2017-01-18T04:55:00-05:00 The case of a Trump aide who bowed out of a White House post after reports that she had plagiarized parts of her dissertation raises questions about what actions an institution can take. By Tom Hesse A New Panel Tackles a Familiar Challenge: How to Make the Ph.D. Serve a Broader Need http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-New-Panel-Tackles-a-Familiar/238903 2017-01-16T04:55:00-05:00 Graduate programs in the sciences serve faculty members, universities, and research agencies very well, says the leader of a committee convened by the National Academies. But too often, students and employers don’t come out ahead. By Paul Basken The Need for More M.D.-Ph.D. Hybrids, and What Colleges Are Doing About It http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Need-for-More-MD-PhD/238906 2017-01-16T04:55:00-05:00 Physician-scientists are uniquely adept at translating basic discoveries into cures. But graduate programs aren't producing many such scholars. By Paul Basken The Fine Art of Sniffing Out Crappy Science http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Fine-Art-of-Sniffing-Out/238907 2017-01-16T04:47:57-05:00 Two professors at the University of Washington want to teach students how to survive the avalanche of false or misleading data shaken loose by shifts in media, technology, and politics. By Steve Kolowich When Students’ Prejudices Taint Reviews of Instructors http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Students-Prejudices/238892 2017-01-13T04:56:23-05:00 A University of Kansas dispute raises questions about how colleges should respond to evidence of racism, sexism, or other biases in students’ evaluations of teaching. By Peter Schmidt How Colleges Can Teach Students to Be Good Citizens http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Can-Teach/238891 2017-01-13T04:55:00-05:00 After a bruising presidential campaign, many colleges are devoting renewed attention to fostering civic engagement in their students. By Shannon Najmabadi Lawmakers in 2 States Propose Bills to Cut Tenure http://www.chronicle.com/article/Lawmakers-in-2-States-Propose/238890 2017-01-13T04:55:00-05:00 The efforts have prompted academics to cry foul over assaults on academic freedom. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Missouri Lawmaker Who Wants to Eliminate Tenure Says It’s ‘Un-American’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Missouri-Lawmaker-Who-Wants-to/238886 2017-01-12T14:23:30-05:00 Legislation proposed by State Rep. Rick Brattin, a Republican, would also fix a "broken" system by requiring public colleges to publish the price of individual degrees and the job prospects for students who earn them. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz At Lab That Conquered Ebola, an Emphasis on Creativity http://www.chronicle.com/article/At-Lab-That-Conquered-Ebola/238852 2017-01-10T04:37:56-05:00 Gary P. Kobinger, a former chief of special pathogens at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory, credits a climate there that fostered cooperation among scientists, rather than competition, for the international effort’s success. By Paul Basken A Racial-Equity Scholar Describes His ‘Painful Gratitude’ for Donald Trump http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Racial-Equity-Scholar/238843 2017-01-09T04:55:00-05:00 Shaun Harper says Mr. Trump's victory in the presidential election means college officials can no longer doubt that racism still exists and can appear on their campuses. By Sarah Brown Why Millennials Don’t Want to Run for Office http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Millennials-Don-t-Want/238796 2017-01-04T00:55:00-05:00 The economic and psychological costs of campaigning are high, but at stake is a healthy democracy, says the political scientist Shauna L. Shames. By Alexander C. Kafka A Professor Once Targeted by Fake News Now Is Helping to Visualize It http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Professor-Once-Targeted-by/238742 2016-12-22T04:56:37-05:00 With the new platform, called Hoaxy, scholars are hoping to demonstrate how fake news spreads and what topics people are posting about. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz As the Drive to Share Data Intensifies, Can Standards Keep Up? http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-the-Drive-to-Share-Data/238722 2016-12-20T04:57:12-05:00 The push to open up access to scientific data has some researchers worried about a matter getting less attention: how they can use that information accurately. By Paul Basken After Trump’s Election, Political Scientists Feel New Urgency http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-Trump-s-Election/238703 2016-12-16T04:55:00-05:00 Some scholars say the field should focus on the defense of civic principles. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Economic Realities Have Altered Ph.D. Recipients’ Plans for Future http://www.chronicle.com/article/Economic-Realities-Have/238660 2016-12-13T04:56:05-05:00 The share of doctorate earners taking jobs in academe continues to decline, and postdoctoral study remains a fallback for many facing a tough job market. By Peter Schmidt Graduate-Student Union Efforts Gain Momentum, Despite New Uncertainties http://www.chronicle.com/article/Graduate-Student-Union-Efforts/238659 2016-12-13T04:44:00-05:00 A landslide pro-union vote at Columbia is likely to motivate similar drives at other private colleges. But the legal support for collective bargaining will be less certain under a Trump administration. By Vimal Patel Letting Researchers Choose Their Peer Reviewers Gets Another Shot http://www.chronicle.com/article/Letting-Researchers-Choose/238657 2016-12-12T10:42:45-05:00 The open-access microbiology journal mSphere will give authors a "super-fast track" option toward publication. The idea has some ardent fans, but is also drawing doubts. By Paul Basken How Can Students Be Taught to Detect Fake News and Dubious Claims? http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Can-Students-Be-Taught-to/238652 2016-12-12T04:55:00-05:00 New attention to hyperpartisan or misleading information online has prompted some people in higher education to scrutinize how they teach students to navigate the web. By Shannon Najmabadi Curricular Activist http://www.chronicle.com/article/Curricular-Activist/238640 2016-12-11T19:00:55-05:00 Marcia Chatelain used social media to turn a syllabus into a tool for social justice. By Katherine Mangan Union Organizer http://www.chronicle.com/article/Union-Organizer/238645 2016-12-11T19:00:55-05:00 Julie Kushner guided graduate students behind the scenes as they challenged private colleges. By Vimal Patel