Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 8:54pm
The University of Texas said today that it has allocated $1 million from Longhorn Network revenues to create an endowed chair in Latin American art history and criticism. Professor Andrea Giunta in the College of Fine Arts has been appointed to the chair.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 8:50pm
Justin Schwartz, a lecturer at Cal State East Bay in 2009, told his bosses that a colleague in the recreation department was spending thousands of dollars of university money to buy himself a $4,000 bicycle, passes at a climbing gym, sailing equipment and paragliding lessons while claiming they were for classes he taught.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 8:49pm
How much is a professor worth? It might help to know what professors are actually paid and how that figure compares with other salaries — and with the salaries of academics in other countries. But as Philip Altbach and his colleagues at the Center for International Higher Education discovered, such questions are a lot easier to ask than to answer.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 11:08pm
Every other Monday, right before class ends, Muhammad Zaman, a Boston University biomedical engineering professor, hands out a one-page form asking students to anonymously rate him and the course on a scale of one to five.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 11:05pm
With a laser focus on student learning, institutions must refocus and recommit to their teaching & learning missions, effectively utilize learning outcomes data, support and reward classroom innovation, and make public their efforts in the form of scholarship of teaching & learning.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 03/28/2012 - 6:58pm
When college administrators explain why they hire part-time faculty, instead of pricier full-timers, they often conjure images of instructors such as Kim Rensing, who teaches criminology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.