A Different Path to Tenure

March 5, 2010– In an article from Inside High Ed entitled, “Different Paths to Full Professor” the President of  Ohio State University suggested to the Associated Press that it was time to reconsider the way tenure is rewarded. While trying to get people thinking about this important topic, Ohio State is now considering and discussing ways in which teachers can be evaluated differently. University officials argue that, as in tenure reviews, research appears to be the dominant factor at that stage, despite official policies to weigh teaching and service as well.

Not So Private Professors

March 2, 2010– In an article from Inside Higher Ed entitled, “Not So Private Professors,” social networking sites are lifting the veil on the private lives of professors, in ways that may overstep boundaries with pupils. The article tells the story of one professor who was put on leave after a student reported her for Facebook posts which were interpreted as threatening. The continuing investigation shows just how public personal profiles are on the Internet.