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2011-08-19 13:35:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) welcomes and applauds the disavowal by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) of an opinion piece entitled "Anti-Semitism on Campus," written by Kenneth Stern of the AJC and Cary Nelson of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), published last April by the AAUP (http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/about/pres/let/antisemitism.htm). The piece deals with the October 2010 announcement by the...

2008-10-01 03:00:00

By Fitzpatrick, Joyce J WE ARE ALL AWARE OF THE NURSE FACULTY SHORTAGE, evidenced by the long waiting lists of qualified students for our programs and the fatigue we feel at the end of a long day of teaching. Although it may not be polite or politically correct to talk about money, we must break this unwritten rule. We must do something about the root cause of the nurse faculty shortage. Of course, there are perks to the academic role, but the discrepancies in pay compared to nurses in...

2008-09-18 03:00:20

By Katz, Stanley N GENERALIZATIONS about longitudinal collegiate assessment are difficult to make, and they are often problematic. For one thing, there is an incredible range of institutional types. Even if we were to stipulate a primary interest in fouryear liberal arts institutions, we would find that almost all colleges and universities lay claimhowever plausibly-to this designation. And apart from their differing educational structures and missions, institutions also differ in terms of...

2008-08-26 03:00:49

By Krebs, Paula M Class issues are among the most complicated for faculty and students in academe. In the September-October 2006 issue of Academe, we ran a cluster of articles about working-class faculty, students, and staff, and it attracted a good deal of attention. In this issue, three different faculty authors take on the related question of first-generation college students. The most moving article in the issue is Scott M. Fisher's "Maria's Rainbow," which asks whether we are cheating...

2008-08-26 03:00:49

By Rich, Grant J Something for Everyone The Academic's Handbook, 3rd ed. A. Leigh Deneef and Craufurd D. Goodwin, eds. Durham, N. C: Duke University Press, 2008 REVIEWED BY GRANT J. RIDH How-to manuals of the sort one frequently encounters in creative writing courses or for dissertation writers are often disappointing. One sometimes leaves such volumes with the sense that time would have been better spent reading great fiction rather than second- rate primers about how to write great...

2008-08-26 03:00:48

By Plater, William M WE NEED A NEW VISION IF WE WANT TO CREATE A POSITIVE FUTURE FOR THE FACULTY. Not long ago, most academic insiders felt confident in saying, "the faculty are the university." The faculty may still be the university, but who are the faculty? From public community colleges to private research universities, America has created the most powerful machine for the development of human capital in the history of the world. Yet an unattended change in our academic workforce puts...

2008-08-26 03:00:48

By Brown, Kevin Let's stop telling graduate students that all jobs have the same publishing expectations. We toss around the phrase "publish or perish" without thought these days, especially in the humanities. Certainly, we tell our master's and doctoral students that, should they pursue an academic career, they will be expected to present papers at conferences, publish journal articles, and, to receive tenure, produce a monograph before their sixth year as a faculty member. Even many of us...

2008-07-04 06:00:31

By Patricia Cohen When Michael Olneck was standing, arms linked with other protesters, singing "We Shall Not Be Moved" in front of Columbia University's library in 1968, Sara Goldrick-Rab had not yet been born. When he won tenure at the University of Wisconsin here in 1980, she was 3. And in January, when he retires at 62, Goldrick-Rab will be just across the hall, working to earn a permanent spot on the same faculty from which he is departing. Together, these Midwestern academics, one...

2008-06-28 06:02:37

By Encarnacion Pyle, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 28--A year ago, students, professors and alumni were vigorously debating whether President Roderick J. McDavis had the right qualities to lead Ohio University. Yesterday, trustees offered McDavis a new five-year contract and an $85,336 pay raise, saying he exceeded their expectations and is woefully underpaid. "I'm excited about the leadership of the president," board Chairman C. Daniel DeLawder said. "We are really, really proud to...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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