PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty https://www.chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ 2019-12-14T15:56:51-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Making the Most of Multiple-Choice Exams https://www.chronicle.com/article/Making-the-Most-of/247704 2019-12-12T04:00:00-05:00 Asking students to engage with every answer choice can foster critical thinking and productive failure. By Beckie Supiano This Professor Was Accused of Bullying Grad Students. Now He’s Being Banned From Teaching. https://www.chronicle.com/article/This-Professor-Was-Accused-of/247705 2019-12-11T20:11:00-05:00 Barrett Watten, an English professor and poet at Wayne State University, was found to have “engaged in a hostile environment/sexual harassment,” among other things. Watten says the findings are “false or inaccurate as represented.” By Megan Zahneis Researchers Will Keep $2-Million Prize After U. of Florida Changes Policy https://www.chronicle.com/article/Researchers-Will-Keep/247702 2019-12-11T14:57:00-05:00 The university said it would not seek the money, and would create such a policy only as part of the collective-bargaining process. By Vimal Patel A Professor’s Writings About Pederasty Enraged Students. So They Protested at His Home. https://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Professor-s-Writings-About/247694 2019-12-10T20:50:00-05:00 A group of protesters outraged by a professor’s writings banged on the front door of his house on Monday evening, filmed their demonstration, and were escorted away by the police. By Katherine Mangan Professor Accused of Sexual Misconduct Retires and Is Barred From Some Campus Buildings https://www.chronicle.com/article/Professor-Accused-of-Sexual/247679 2019-12-06T18:20:00-05:00 University of Georgia investigators recommended that he be fired for violating anti-harassment policies, but the university accepted his resignation instead. By Katherine Mangan Fixing the Courses Everyone Loves to Hate https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/20191206-GatewayCourses 2019-12-06T17:20:00-05:00 Large introductory courses are notorious for being tedious, confusing, and even harmful. The University of Michigan is betting it can change all that. By Beth McMurtrie ProPublica’s Dollars for Profs Database https://projects.propublica.org/dollars-for-profs/ 2019-12-06T16:33:00-05:00 Dig into university researchers’ outside income and conflicts of interest with this unique database, which allows you to search records from multiple state universities and the National Institutes of Health. Many Public Universities Refuse to Reveal Professors’ Conflicts of Interest https://www.chronicle.com/article/Many-Public-Universities/247667 2019-12-06T09:00:00-05:00 ProPublica has assembled the first state-by-state database of professors’ outside income and employment. But it’s far from complete. By Annie Waldman and David Armstrong (ProPublica) For Humanities Students, a Lab of Their Own https://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Humanities-Students-a-Lab/247657 2019-12-05T11:00:00-05:00 At the Johns Hopkins University, humanities students can feel left out of a lab-focused campus culture. So two professors created a course for classics students built around open-ended, lab-based research. By Beth McMurtrie The Next Bulwark Against Faculty Cuts: GoFundMe? https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Next-Bulwark-Against/247663 2019-12-04T20:41:00-05:00 Students have for years turned to crowdfunding to help with tuition and study-abroad costs. Now the strategy’s being used to try to save scholars’ jobs. By Megan Zahneis She’s a ‘Star’ Latina Professor. But Not Good Enough for Tenure at Harvard. https://www.chronicle.com/article/She-s-a-Star-Latina/247650 2019-12-03T20:34:00-05:00 Harvard denied tenure to Lorgia García-Peña, a Latina/o-studies professor, sparking outrage from students and scholars who say ethnic studies aren’t valued. By Jack Stripling Remedial Reforms Are Removing Barriers for Students. Here Are 4 Key Challenges to Scaling the Changes Up. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Remedial-Reforms-Are-Removing/247623 2019-11-26T18:15:00-05:00 Overhauling developmental education will require faculty buy-in and wraparound supports, reformers say. By Katherine Mangan New 2-Year Degree Promises Gen-Ed Basics and Fast-Track Career Skills https://www.chronicle.com/article/New-2-Year-Degree-Promises/247600 2019-11-24T18:30:00-05:00 In January the University System of Georgia will roll out programs that combine academic fundamentals with advanced niche skills in high demand by local industries. By Alexander C. Kafka The Professor’s Views Are Loathsome, Stupid, and Ignorant, the Provost Said. But He Won’t Be Fired. https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Professor-s-Views-Are/247606 2019-11-22T20:04:00-05:00 The First Amendment “is strong medicine,” the provost said, “and works both ways.” By Emma Pettit Elsevier and Carnegie Mellon Reach Transformative Open-Access Agreement as Research Universities Seek Major Change https://www.chronicle.com/article/ElsevierCarnegie-Mellon/247603 2019-11-22T15:06:00-05:00 Carnegie Mellon’s librarian attributed the private university’s success to the University of California system’s high-profile negotiations earlier this year. By Lindsay Ellis Want to Study Your Classroom Dynamics? There’s an App for That https://www.chronicle.com/article/Want-to-Study-Your-Classroom/247582 2019-11-21T04:00:00-05:00 Two instructors at Harvard University’s Kennedy School created Teachly to help professors gauge the inclusivity of their classroom discussions.   By Beckie Supiano 3 Foundations Join Forces to Support Black Colleges https://www.chronicle.com/article/3-Foundations-Join-Forces-to/247559 2019-11-18T05:00:00-05:00 A total of $3 million in donations will help Morehouse and Spelman Colleges and Prairie View A&M University attract and support professors. By Kathryn Palmer He Violated Sexual-Misconduct Policy. He’s Back in the Classroom. What Should the University Do Now? https://www.chronicle.com/article/He-Violated-Sexual-Misconduct/247558 2019-11-15T21:18:00-05:00 A professor’s behavior was inappropriate enough to warrant punishment but not dismissal. Some students are now protesting vehemently as he returns to teaching. By Emma Pettit 3 Key Findings From a New Study on What Graduates Get Out of College https://www.chronicle.com/article/3-Key-Findings-From-a-New/247546 2019-11-14T19:13:00-05:00 A paper drawing on survey responses from some 20,000 college graduates seeks to extend the discussion of college returns to include intellectual, civic, and psychological outcomes. By Beckie Supiano ‘Brilliant’ Philosophers and ‘Funny’ Psychology Instructors: What a Data-Visualization Tool Tells Us About How Students See Their Professors https://www.chronicle.com/article/Brilliant-Philosophers/247523 2019-11-14T11:00:00-05:00 A tool created by a professor helps shed light on the gender- and discipline-specific ways in which students judge instructors. By Beth McMurtrie