PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://www.chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ 2017-05-28T08:18:45-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education What’s Required of a Professor Who Learns of a Student’s Rape? One University Seeks a Nuanced Answer http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-s-Required-of-a/240173 2017-05-25T22:47:00-04:00 The University of Oregon will no longer require professors to notify authorities if students divulge that they’ve been raped. The new approach is notable for its detail and the debate that surrounded it. By Katherine Mangan Lawmakers Show Sympathy for Trump Plan to Squeeze Research Costs http://www.chronicle.com/article/Lawmakers-Show-Sympathy-for/240161 2017-05-25T00:45:48-04:00 The Trump administration wants to cut indirect-cost payments to universities that win research grants. That might not hurt Harvard, a witness told a House panel, but could hurt "the broad research mission." By Paul Basken Meet the Professor Who’s Writing a Trump-Based Lesson Plan on the Go http://www.chronicle.com/article/Meet-the-Professor-Who-s/240159 2017-05-24T20:46:20-04:00 A Pace University professor spends six to eight hours a day consuming the news and then turns it back on his class. By Chris Quintana Yale Grad Students’ Fast Ends: What Did It Achieve? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Yale-Grad-Students-Fast/240152 2017-05-23T22:22:35-04:00 Protesters drew attention to labor conditions on the campus and their struggle to get administrators to bargain with their union. But the university still refuses to come to the table. By Vimal Patel Georgetown U. Professor Doesn’t Shy From a Fight With the Alt-Right http://www.chronicle.com/article/Georgetown-U-Professor/240143 2017-05-22T21:36:00-04:00 The scholar has drawn vicious attacks online after a confrontation that got Richard Spencer kicked out of a gym. Unfazed, she fights back. By Katherine Mangan What Industry Wants http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Industry-Wants/240128 2017-05-21T18:30:00-04:00 Intel’s director of university programs talks with The Chronicle about the challenges of aligning curricula with reality. By Shannon Najmabadi How to Revamp a Curriculum Quickly — but Not Too Quickly http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Revamp-a-Curriculum/240130 2017-05-21T18:30:00-04:00 Quick change keeps programs current, but time is needed to ensure quality. The challenge: finding a way to have both. By Shannon Najmabadi Tips to Keep a Curriculum Fresh http://www.chronicle.com/article/Tips-to-Keep-a-Curriculum/240129 2017-05-21T18:30:00-04:00 Six proven ways to keep your program up-to-date. By Shannon Najmabadi 2 Professors at Texas Tech Are Running for the Same Seat in Congress http://www.chronicle.com/article/2-Professors-at-Texas-Tech-Are/144341 2017-05-18T19:34:17-04:00 A congressional seat in Texas that has been held by Republicans for more than three decades has two upstart challengers from the left. And they’re both academics. By Shannon Najmabadi Journal’s Board Disavows Apology for ‘Transracialism’ Article, Making Retraction Unlikely http://www.chronicle.com/article/Journal-s-Board-Disavows/240116 2017-05-18T17:06:38-04:00 The Board of Directors of Hypatia, a feminist philosophy periodical, said the associate editors who apologized for the controversial piece had not adequately consulted the top editor. By Lindsay McKenzie They’d Love to Teach There. They Just Can’t Pay the Rent. http://www.chronicle.com/article/They-d-Love-to-Teach-There/240115 2017-05-18T15:08:08-04:00 Administrators at colleges and universities in the Bay Area say they have seen candidates turn down job offers because they’re worried about finding a place to live. By Nell Gluckman Laura Kipnis Is Sued Over Portrayal of Graduate Student in Book on Campus ‘Sexual Paranoia’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Laura-Kipnis-Is-Sued-Over/240105 2017-05-18T01:46:00-04:00 A chapter of the book discusses the plaintiff’s relationship with a philosopher who later resigned from Northwestern. The plaintiff accuses Ms. Kipnis of falsely portraying her as “lying, manipulative, and litigious.” By Katherine Mangan NIH Is Firm on Plan to Limit Per-Person Grant Awards http://www.chronicle.com/article/NIH-Is-Firm-on-Plan-to-Limit/240102 2017-05-17T20:00:00-04:00 The agency’s director says new data show that researchers’ productivity tends to decline once they hold at least three major grants. By Paul Basken Do Your Students Learn by Rote? Or Can They Recognize Patterns? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Do-Your-Students-Learn-by/240100 2017-05-17T18:38:02-04:00 A tool developed by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis shows whether chemistry students tend to extrapolate from concepts or rely on memorization. The difference can predict how well they fare academically. By Dan Berrett How a University Helped Save a Failing High School http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-University-Helped-Save-a/240063 2017-05-16T04:55:00-04:00 The University of Rochester is overhauling a local high school in hopes of developing strategies and solutions for challenged urban schools. By Julia Schmalz AAUP Rebukes College for Firing Professor Who Called Armed Student a Threat http://www.chronicle.com/article/AAUP-Rebukes-College-for/240080 2017-05-16T04:55:00-04:00 Spalding University, in Kentucky, asserts that a faculty member behaved inappropriately in complaining about a student who brought a gun to the campus. The university stands accused of violating the professor’s workplace rights. By Peter Schmidt What Researchers of Voter Fraud See in Trump’s New Commission http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Researchers-of-Voter/240082 2017-05-16T04:55:00-04:00 Some scholars who have studied fraudulent voting fear the effort will be fueled by partisanship. By Tom Hesse After One EPA Science Board Is Trimmed, a Bigger One Awaits http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-One-EPA-Science-Board-Is/240049 2017-05-11T04:55:00-04:00 The professor who leads the agency’s Science Advisory Board warns of the dangers of excluding academic experts from the panel, through Trump-administration actions or proposals in Congress. By Paul Basken The Dissatisfaction of the Associate Professor http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Dissatisfaction-of-the/240010 2017-05-07T18:30:00-04:00 A Harvard study analyzed how midlevel professors feel about their jobs. They rate their satisfaction with numerous aspects lower than do both full and assistant professors. Key Research on Midcareer Issues http://www.chronicle.com/article/Key-Research-on-Midcareer/240011 2017-05-07T18:30:00-04:00 Studies that examine the challenges facing associate professors go back years. But some scholars argue that the findings have been ignored.