PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://www.chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ 2016-08-28T23:46:49-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education A Brief Guide to the Battle Over Trigger Warnings http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Brief-Guide-to-the-Battle/237600 2016-08-26T19:30:00-04:00 A message to incoming students from a University of Chicago dean has touched off a debate about the use of the warnings on college campuses. Here's what you need to know about them. By Sarah Brown Trading One Marathon for Another, an Olympic Runner Returns to the Classroom http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trading-One-Marathon-for/237595 2016-08-26T12:59:44-04:00 After his summer in Rio, Jared Ward is hitting the ground running for another semester of teaching and researching statistics at Brigham Young University. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz A New Era for Grad-Student Organizing http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-New-Era-for-Grad-Student/237572 2016-08-26T04:56:57-04:00 Changing realities in higher education and the broad scope of a decision this week by the National Labor Relations Board are feeding a growing appetite among graduate students to fight for better working conditions. By Vimal Patel You Don’t Know Your Students. This Professor Hopes to Change That. http://www.chronicle.com/article/You-Don-t-Know-Your/237553 2016-08-24T13:00:00-04:00 Michael Wesch, an associate professor of anthropology at Kansas State University, joins his students for an unusual tour of their lives beyond the classroom. By Jeffrey R. Young How One Professor Will Turn Wisconsin’s Higher-Ed Philosophy Into a Seminar http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-Professor-Will-Turn/237542 2016-08-24T04:55:00-04:00 This fall Chad A. Goldberg will teach students the significance of the "Wisconsin Idea," a longstanding principle in the state-university system’s mission statement that was almost overturned last year by the governor. By Emma Pettit NYU’s Graduate Union: Success Story or Cautionary Tale? http://www.chronicle.com/article/NYU-s-Graduate-Union-/237543 2016-08-24T04:55:00-04:00 The NLRB’s ruling on Tuesday, that graduate students are employees, prompts a look back at the labor-union battle that started it all. By Vimal Patel Ruling Pushes Door to Grad-Student Unions ‘Wide Open’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Ruling-Pushes-Door-to/237544 2016-08-24T00:01:17-04:00 The National Labor Relations Board’s decision in a case involving Columbia University has made clear that graduate-employee unions are legal at private colleges. Experts predict a surge in organizing similar to what has taken place among adjuncts. By Peter Schmidt The New Gun-Violence Scholars http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-New-Gun-Violence-Scholars/237521 2016-08-22T04:55:00-04:00 A discipline with little federal funding now has some momentum. But the researchers who study firearms violence and policy still face emotional and financial demands. By Emma Pettit To Curtail Violence, Researchers Say, Reduce Economic Inequality http://www.chronicle.com/article/To-Curtail-Violence/237490 2016-08-19T04:55:00-04:00 If a coherent antiviolence strategy exists, it’s built on two precepts: Think small, and start by creating jobs. Both of those guidelines present researchers with challenges. By Paul Basken A Public-Records Fight Raises Questions About a University’s Obligations http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Public-Records-Fight-Raises/237493 2016-08-18T04:56:00-04:00 The University of Kentucky has sued its student newspaper in a battle over whether the institution must disclose details of complaints that accuse a professor of sexual misconduct. By Katherine Mangan Leaked Faculty Letters Expose Racial Fault Lines at Smith's Social-Work School http://www.chronicle.com/article/Leaked-Faculty-Letters-Expose/237491 2016-08-18T04:55:00-04:00 The letters, which allude to a "tainted" admissions process and students being "set up for failure," drew quick rebukes from students who said the language was racially insensitive. By Steve Kolowich A Joke Syllabus With a Serious Point: Cussing Away the Reproducibility Crisis http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Joke-Syllabus-With-a-Serious/237456 2016-08-15T04:55:00-04:00 Sanjay Srivastava’s assessment of the state of psychology mixes a certain four-letter word and gallows humor with a desire to raise awareness of important research issues in his field. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez Why Colleges Still Scarcely Track Ph.D.s http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Colleges-Still-Scarcely/237412 2016-08-14T17:55:00-04:00 A lack of resources and an unwillingness to confront reality may hold institutions back, but like students, they may also benefit from studying postdoctoral career paths. By Audrey Williams June Institutes, Grading, and the Nine Circles of Adjunct Hell: ‘McSweeney’s’ Regards Academe http://www.chronicle.com/article/Institutes-Gradingthe/237443 2016-08-12T04:55:00-04:00 Scholars use the humor website Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency to poke fun at higher education’s most reviled customs — and sometimes themselves. By Emma Pettit At an All-Science Institution, LGBTQ Students Take Visibility Into Their Own Hands http://www.chronicle.com/article/At-an-All-Science-Institution/237418 2016-08-10T04:56:16-04:00 Members of Prism, or People at Rockefeller Identifying as Sexual Minorities, say they founded the group to shed light on the particular challenges they face in the sciences. By Arielle Martinez Zika Moves Quickly, and Scientists Fear That Journals Aren't Keeping Pace http://www.chronicle.com/article/Zika-Moves-Quickly-and/237419 2016-08-10T04:55:00-04:00 It typically takes months to shepherd a piece through the peer-review process at top publications. What should scholars do when their work examines how an outbreak might spread within days? By Paul Basken Grants Seek to Foster a Culture Change in Humanities Graduate Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/Grants-Seek-to-Foster-a/237405 2016-08-09T04:56:37-04:00 With help from the National Endowment for the Humanities and other groups, some colleges are experimenting with ideas for reorienting the humanities Ph.D. to today’s job market. By Vimal Patel Some Texas Faculty Members Wonder if They Can Keep Guns Out of Their Offices http://www.chronicle.com/article/Some-Texas-Faculty-Members/237385 2016-08-08T04:55:00-04:00 Professors at Texas A&M University can bar firearms if they make a compelling case. But so far, there’s no evidence that any such requests have been answered. By Katherine Mangan General Education Gets an ‘Integrative Learning’ Makeover http://www.chronicle.com/article/General-Education-Gets-an/237384 2016-08-08T04:55:00-04:00 Breadth requirements, often loathed as annoyances, get retooled to be more coherent, interconnected, and appealing. By Dan Berrett Stigma, Stress, and Fear: Faculty Mental-Health Services Fall Short http://www.chronicle.com/article/Stigma-StressFear-/237353 2016-08-04T04:55:16-04:00 Counseling and other support for troubled students have become easier to find in recent years. But many professors still deal with their problems in isolation. By Emma Pettit