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.