PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty https://www.chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ 2018-10-15T17:18:48-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education How Henrietta Schmerler Was Lost, Then Found https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Henrietta-Schmerler-Was/244782 2018-10-14T18:30:00-04:00 Almost 90 years ago, a young anthropologist was murdered in the field. The case still speaks volumes about sexual assault and how we explain it away. By Nell Gluckman One Way to Help Students Become Knowledge Creators https://www.chronicle.com/article/One-Way-to-Help-Students/244769 2018-10-11T09:59:00-04:00 Having students assemble a “resource book” for her course, one instructor hopes, will show them how a research literature develops over time.   How Should Colleges Respond to Politics in Letters of Recommendation? https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Should-Colleges-Respond-to/244767 2018-10-10T21:50:00-04:00 Professors who decline to write such letters for moral or political reasons are often unaware of campus policies to guide them — if they even exist. By Steven Johnson ‘My Fights Are With My Peers’: When a Professor Gets Banned for Bullying https://www.chronicle.com/article/My-Fights-Are-With-My/244766 2018-10-10T19:28:47-04:00 This scholar at the New School won’t be allowed to attend faculty or committee meetings, or public events where other faculty members’ work is being presented. By Katherine Mangan One Way to Be a Better Mentor to Grad Students? Try an Advising Statement https://www.chronicle.com/article/One-Way-to-Be-a-Better-Mentor/244764 2018-10-10T17:52:41-04:00 The relationship between advisers and advisees is a crucial one, but the two often have different expectations. A graduate dean has a way to improve communication. By Vimal Patel U. of Michigan Disciplines Professor Who Refused to Recommend a Student Heading to Israel https://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Michigan-Disciplines/244760 2018-10-09T22:31:00-04:00 A university administrator sharply criticized the scholar, John Cheney-Lippold, for using recommendation letters “as a platform to discuss your personal political beliefs.” By Brock Read How Faculty Advisers Can Be First Responders When Students Need Help https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Faculty-Advisers-Can-Be/244757 2018-10-09T17:27:16-04:00 Professors can’t be experts in everything that can go wrong for a student. But they should know how to make referrals to necessary campus resources. By Alexander C. Kafka Do Universities Value Public Engagement? Not Much, Their Policies Suggest https://www.chronicle.com/article/Do-Universities-Value-Public/244748 2018-10-08T18:58:18-04:00 Scholars analyzed the language in documents from more than 100 institutions describing tenure-and-promotion criteria. By Audrey Williams June For Some Scholars, a Full Professorship Calls for ‘a Lot of Paperwork’ That ‘Doesn’t Mean Anything’ https://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Some-Scholars-a-Full/244742 2018-10-05T18:05:48-04:00 Some choose simply not to pursue it — most notably a new Nobel laureate in physics. By Audrey Williams June Scholar Who Pulled Off Publishing Hoax Defends It: ‘Papers Are Either Sound or They Aren’t’ https://www.chronicle.com/article/Scholar-Who-Pulled-Off/244740 2018-10-05T15:53:00-04:00 “Scholarship should not depend on the identity or motivation of the writers,” said Helen Pluckrose, one of three academics whose scheme targeted journals in identity-studies fields. By Alexander C. Kafka Meet the Academics Who Nabbed This Year’s MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants https://www.chronicle.com/article/Meet-the-Academics-Who-Nabbed/244720 2018-10-04T12:00:00-04:00 More than half of the 25 recipients of the $625,000 awards are currently associated with universities. By Julian Wyllie An Engineering Professor Asked His Colleagues to Help Him Analyze His Teaching. Here’s What He Learned. https://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Engineering-Professor-Asked/244719 2018-10-04T10:25:00-04:00 Psychology and sociology scholars helped him figure out why a third of students were struggling in upper-level courses at Cal Poly Pomona. 5 Tips for Using Multiple-Choice Tests to Bolster Learning https://www.chronicle.com/article/5-Tips-for-Using/244718 2018-10-03T21:28:00-04:00 A new study finds that the same best practices that make an exam an effective assessment also deepen students’ understanding. By Beckie Supiano Rutgers President Scraps 2-Year Limit on Sexual-Misconduct Complaints https://www.chronicle.com/article/Rutgers-President-Scraps/244715 2018-10-03T19:28:00-04:00 In practice, the university didn’t always hold to the policy, its leaders say. But several women say their complaints were rejected or never acknowledged. By Steven Johnson ‘Sokal Squared’: Is Huge Publishing Hoax ‘Hilarious and Delightful’ or an Ugly Example of Dishonesty and Bad Faith? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Sokal-Squared-Is-Huge/244714 2018-10-03T15:41:09-04:00 A trio’s systematic trolling of journals yields seven accepted papers, including a study of canine rape culture in Portland, Ore., dog parks and a feminist rewrite of a chapter of Mein Kampf. By Alexander C. Kafka Georgetown Professor’s Profane Tweet Elicits Tepid Response From University https://www.chronicle.com/article/Georgetown-Professor-s/244708 2018-10-02T21:40:40-04:00 Christine Fair said “entitled white men” like those defending Brett Kavanaugh merit “miserable deaths while feminists laugh.” In a statement the university recognized free-speech rights, condemned violent imagery, but did not name her once. By Katherine Mangan ‘I Never Applied’: Nobel Winner Explains Associate-Professor Status, but Critics Still See Steeper Slope for Women https://www.chronicle.com/article/I-Never-Applied-Nobel/244699 2018-10-02T14:13:00-04:00 Donna Strickland, of Canada’s University of Waterloo, was one of three scientists on Tuesday to be announced as winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics. She’s only the third woman ever to win the physics prize. By Cailin Crowe Brett Kavanaugh Will Not Teach Next Semester at Harvard Law School https://www.chronicle.com/article/Brett-Kavanaugh-Will-Not-Teach/244695 2018-10-01T21:44:00-04:00 President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court has faced allegations of sexual misconduct from several women. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz How Much Does Publishing in Top Journals Boost Tenure Prospects? In Economics, a Lot https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Much-Does-Publishing-in/244694 2018-10-01T19:07:00-04:00 The journals are shaping scholars’ research agendas — and not for the better. By Audrey Williams June Why Did These Scholars Suddenly Find Their Twitter Accounts Suspended? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Did-These-Scholars/244686 2018-09-30T20:22:00-04:00 The social-networking service mysteriously reinstated them later in the same day. By Chris Quintana