Professional Insecurity in a Fraught Environment | Inside Higher Ed | April 2017 One way of countering a campus culture in which everyone is afraid to speak is to stop relying on student evaluations to assess nontenured faculty, argues Robert Samuels.
The Impact of Computer Usage on Academic Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Trial at the United States Military Academy | May 2016 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology via Inside Higher Ed As reported by Inside Higher Ed: When faculty members at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point took away students’ computers and tablets in an introductory economics courses, their
Humanities Majors’ Salaries | Inside Higher Ed | October 2015 Graduates with degrees in the humanities earn much more than the average for all American workers (a group that includes many without college degrees), challenging those who suggest that a degree in the humanities is a waste, at least financially. And the studies provide context both on why humanities majors
AAUP Committee Survey Data Raise Questions on Effectiveness of Student Teaching Evaluations | InsideHigherEd | June 2015 Survey responses gathered by the committee from some 9,000 professors suggest diminishing student response rates for course evaluations, too much focus on such evaluations alone in personnel decisions—especially for non-tenure-track faculty—and a creep of the kinds of personal comments seen on teacher rating