PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://www.chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ 2016-09-26T08:18:16-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pledges $3 Billion for Science Research https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Chan-Zuckerberg-Initiative/237865 2016-09-21T17:43:00-04:00 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. By Rebecca Koenig Lessons From Long Island U.’s Faculty Lockout http://www.chronicle.com/article/Lessons-From-Long-Island/237835 2016-09-20T04:57:59-04:00 Experts on labor negotiations say other colleges might want to think twice before replacing instructors to pre-empt a faculty strike. By Peter Schmidt Illinois’s Regional Public Colleges Report Strained Conditions Amid Sliding Enrollment http://www.chronicle.com/article/Illinois-s-Regional-Public/237825 2016-09-19T04:55:00-04:00 Both faculty members and administrators cite the state’s continuing budget standoff as the primary culprit for the drop in students. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Stresses on Doctoral Programs May Be Taking a Toll on Applications, Data Suggest http://www.chronicle.com/article/Stresses-on-Doctoral-Programs/237815 2016-09-16T04:55:00-04:00 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. By Vimal Patel What It Will Take for Missouri to Meet Its Faculty-Diversity Goal http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-It-Will-Take-for-Missouri/237816 2016-09-16T04:55:00-04:00 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. By Beth McMurtrie Professors Are Nerds. Or So Your iPhone Would Have You Believe. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Professors-Are-Nerds-Or-So/237817 2016-09-16T04:37:05-04:00 The new Apple update links professors with the "nerd face" emoji. Some professors are taking that association in stride. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Newly Named Species Find Their 15 Minutes of Fame. Thanks, Obama. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Newly-Named-Species-Find-Their/237796 2016-09-15T04:55:00-04:00 A handful of researchers have named their recent discoveries for the president. With that decision comes publicity and, for some, regret. By Katherine Knott As Long Island U.’s Faculty Lockout Nears 2 Weeks, Both Sides Dig In http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Long-Island-U-s-Faculty/237773 2016-09-14T04:58:32-04:00 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. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Farm Scientists See Ripening Opportunity for Greater Federal Support http://www.chronicle.com/article/Farm-Scientists-See-Ripening/237764 2016-09-13T04:55:00-04:00 Agricultural researchers — and the companies that support them — say it's time for Congress to boost its investment in their work. By Paul Basken How to Do a Better Job of Searching for Diversity http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Do-a-Better-Job-of/237750 2016-09-11T19:01:00-04:00 In the often subjective faculty-search process, some colleges are taking new steps to bring a wider spectrum of candidates to the table. By Beth McMurtrie As Lockout Continues at Long Island U., Students Report Meager Classroom Instruction http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Lockout-Continues-at-Long/237731 2016-09-09T04:55:00-04:00 The university’s Brooklyn campus says the student reaction has been "overwhelmingly positive." But at least some students there beg to differ. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Amid Heightened Interest, Transgender Studies Weighs Newfound Influence http://www.chronicle.com/article/Amid-Heightened-Interest/237729 2016-09-09T04:55:00-04:00 Scholars in the field are holding what’s billed as the first conference of its kind as transgender issues become more mainstream than ever. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz A Comedian and an Academic Walk Into a Podcast … http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Comedianan-Academic/237715 2016-09-07T12:30:00-04:00 Shane Mauss, a stand-up comic who likes picking professors’ brains, has become an unlikely but engaging science educator. By Jeffrey R. Young Better Than Impact Factor? NIH Team Claims Key Advance in Ranking Journal Articles http://www.chronicle.com/article/Better-Than-Impact-Factor-NIH/237703 2016-09-07T04:55:00-04:00 Analysts endorsed a measure, called relative citation ratio, that aims to reflect how experts assess the influence of a paper, not just how many people cite it. By Paul Basken In Brooklyn, Faculty Lash Out at University’s Use of a ‘Nuclear Option’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Brooklyn-Faculty-Lash-Out/237705 2016-09-06T22:09:49-04:00 When the semester starts, on Wednesday, at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus, professors won’t be in class. That’s because the administration, amid contentious contract talks, has locked them out. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz How 3 Professors Use Trigger Warnings in Their Classrooms http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-3-Professors-Use-Trigger/237691 2016-09-06T04:55:00-04:00 The words mean different things to different people, and often they're not even called "trigger warnings." Whatever their name, here's what they look like in practice. By Emma Pettit For Research Assistants, NLRB Decision Marks a Big Win http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Research-Assistants-NLRB/237688 2016-09-05T18:50:00-04:00 Teaching assistants weren’t the only ones celebrating the National Labor Relations Board’s ruling in the Columbia University graduate-unionization case. By Vimal Patel Citing Safety Concerns, Northwestern U. Bans Tenured 'Gadfly' Professor From Campus http://www.chronicle.com/article/Citing-Safety-Concerns/237692 2016-09-03T13:50:20-04:00 Jacqueline Stevens has been asked to undergo an evaluation of her "fitness for duty" before returning to her position in political science. She says she's being punished for her outspokenness; a colleague says her presence makes him feel unsafe. By Robin Wilson Denied Tenure, a Professor Starts a Hunger Strike http://www.chronicle.com/article/Denied-Tenure-a-Professor/237658 2016-09-01T04:56:22-04:00 Juan J. Rojo, an assistant professor of Spanish at Lafayette College, says the president’s decision to veto a recommendation in his favor violates shared governance and undermines the institution’s commitment to diversity. By Eric Kelderman Elsevier’s New Patent for Online Peer Review Throws a Scare Into Open-Source Advocates http://www.chronicle.com/article/Elsevier-s-New-Patent-for/237656 2016-09-01T04:55:00-04:00 The giant journal company said it was merely protecting its own proprietary system. But a wave of critics on social media said they were suspicious of its motives. By Goldie Blumenstyk