PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://www.chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ 2017-07-24T04:51:02-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Months After ‘Transracialism’ Flap, Controversy Still Rages at Feminist Philosophy Journal http://www.chronicle.com/article/Months-After/240722 2017-07-21T19:06:16-04:00 The Board of Directors of Hypatia has temporarily suspended the authority of the Associate Editorial Board. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz A Case of Mistaken Identity Spurs Hateful Messages for a Sikh Professor http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Case-of-Mistaken-Identity/240714 2017-07-20T21:15:06-04:00 The website Campus Reform corrected an article that initially purported to show the professor (it was actually his brother) giving two middle fingers to Trump Tower. But not before the hate started pouring in. By Chris Quintana ‘If There’s an Organized Outrage Machine, We Need an Organized Response’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/If-There-s-an-Organized/240683 2017-07-18T18:31:33-04:00 In a time when scholars’ comments can bring them under intense scrutiny, professors contemplate ways to actively support their colleagues. By Chris Quintana Medical-School Dean Is Said to Have Led a Secret Life With Illicit Drugs and Prostitutes http://www.chronicle.com/article/Medical-School-Dean-Is-Said-to/240673 2017-07-17T21:08:28-04:00 In a bombshell report, the Los Angeles Times says a prolific fund raiser and renowned eye surgeon at the University of Southern California was also a wild partyer. He has since stepped down. By Katherine Mangan Medievalists, Recoiling From White Supremacy, Try to Diversify the Field http://www.chronicle.com/article/Medievalists-Recoiling-From/240666 2017-07-16T16:41:15-04:00 The use of medieval references by the alt-right, along with the traditional insularity of the field, prompts some scholars to argue for more diversity among scholars and scholarship. By J. Clara Chan Scholars Cry Foul at Their Inclusion on List of Academics Paid by Google http://www.chronicle.com/article/Scholars-Cry-Foul-at-Their/240635 2017-07-12T23:07:38-04:00 After the publication of a report alleging that many scholars took money from the technology giant and failed to disclose that information, several of them challenged the report as misleading and unfair. By Chris Quintana House Republicans Counter Trump on University Research Costs http://www.chronicle.com/article/House-Republicans-Counter/240633 2017-07-12T19:48:01-04:00 An appropriations panel’s budget plan rejects the administration’s proposal to eliminate or sharply cut indirect-cost payments for medical research. By Paul Basken For Minority Female Astronomers, a New Research Effort Backs Up Anecdotes of Harassment http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Minority-Female/240605 2017-07-11T21:01:13-04:00 In a recent survey of astronomers, 40 percent of the women of color who responded said they felt unsafe at work because of their race. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz A Common Plea of Professors: Why Can’t My Faculty Senate Pull More Weight? http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Common-Plea-of-Professors-/240552 2017-07-06T21:06:16-04:00 Beginning with demographics and ending with a lack of real authority, there are a number of reasons why the governing bodies sometimes struggle to leave a mark. By J. Clara Chan Why Disclosure Policies Don’t Discourage Academe’s Drug Salesmen http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Disclosure-Policies/240522 2017-07-03T13:59:00-04:00 The practice of drug-company payments to scientists to help promote their products remains widespread, despite persistent efforts by universities and the government to check it. By Paul Basken What the 21st-Century Library Looks Like http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-the-21st-Century-Library/240494 2017-07-02T18:30:00-04:00 In the internet age, librarians are focusing less on books and more on teaching. Is something getting lost in the transition? By Shannon Najmabadi Why Did a UCLA Instructor With a Popular Free-Speech Course Lose His Job? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Did-a-UCLA-Instructor-With/240521 2017-07-01T11:57:33-04:00 Keith A. Fink says even though his students love him, administrators couldn’t stand the fact that he criticized them in the classroom. His department leaders say he’s not as good a teacher as he thinks he is. By Sarah Brown A New Theory on How Researchers Can Solve the Reproducibility Crisis: Do the Math http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-New-Theory-on-How/240470 2017-06-28T23:00:10-04:00 In the hunt for complex causes of the reproducibility crisis, universities and researchers may not be giving enough attention to a simpler cure. By Paul Basken Under Fire, These Professors Were Criticized by Their Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/Under-Fire-These-Professors/240457 2017-06-28T02:27:00-04:00 There has been a rash of free-speech controversies involving college instructors this year. In many cases, their respective universities took a critical stance. The Chronicle will be tracking such incidents in this article. By Chris Quintana Turkish Scholars in the U.S. Face a Difficult Decision on Speaking Out http://www.chronicle.com/article/Turkish-Scholars-in-the-US/240455 2017-06-28T02:18:00-04:00 Some Turkish professors with secure positions here see it as part of their responsibility to speak out against Turkey’s government. Others, fearing retaliation in Turkey against themselves or their families, have gone quiet. By Nell Gluckman Universities Are Getting a Lesson in the Value of Early Training to Apply for Grants http://www.chronicle.com/article/Universities-Are-Getting-a/240454 2017-06-27T21:34:23-04:00 With the National Science Foundation’s biological-sciences division closing a valued grant program, some outside scientific societies have offered to step in. But that idea may raise more problems than it solves. By Paul Basken Signal Boost: How Conservative Media Outlets Turn Faculty Viewpoints Into National News http://www.chronicle.com/article/Signal-Boost-How-Conservative/240423 2017-06-22T22:40:06-04:00 Three professors made provocative statements about race and politics. Then the outrage machine went to work. By Chris Quintana and Brock Read Professors’ Growing Risk: Harassment for Things They Never Really Said http://www.chronicle.com/article/Professors-Growing-Risk-/240424 2017-06-22T22:00:00-04:00 Faculty members are facing not just online backlash but also threats of violence as a result of how conservative media characterize their views. By Peter Schmidt University Presses Collaborate to Thrive Where Funding Is Tight http://www.chronicle.com/article/University-Presses-Collaborate/240413 2017-06-21T19:38:00-04:00 Bucknell University Press and Rutgers University Press have formed a partnership that they expect will give them greater economies of scale and broaden their profiles. By Nell Gluckman 2 Professors Walk Into a Dumpster Fire ... http://www.chronicle.com/article/2-Professors-Walk-Into-a/240405 2017-06-20T20:00:16-04:00 An online spat between Ivy League scholars showcases the new normal of public political discourse. By Steve Kolowich