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2014-04-28 16:26:37

New demands on universities go beyond research and teaching to basic research and technology transfer TAMPA, Fla., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Should universities change their faculty tenure and promotion calculus based on research and publication to one that recognizes and includes faculty research activities that translate into patents, licensing and commercialization of products? "Yes," say a group of university officials from across the nation whose paper...

2012-12-11 15:14:54

Increased competition for academic positions may disproportionately disadvantage young women scientists One common idea about why there are fewer women professors in the sciences than men is that women are less willing to work the long hours needed to succeed. Writing in the January Issue of BioScience, Shelley Adamo of Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada, rejects this argument. She points out that women physicians work longer hours than most scientists, under arguably more stressful...

2012-07-18 23:00:17

Ellen Bremen, professor and author of Say This, NOT That to Your Professor, wrote the book as a solution to the high drop out rates of first year college students. Surveys point to poor problem solving and communication skills as the reason behind college student struggles. This book is a great summer primer for parents and college bound students as a dialogue opener between the kids and parents regarding upcoming obstacles to success for new students. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 18, 2012...

2011-05-24 09:52:00

AUSTIN, Texas and WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Only 20 percent of University of Texas at Austin professors teach the majority of students, according to a new study released this week. The landmark study, conducted by The Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP), raises questions about efficiency and waste at public universities in Texas and around the country as tuition costs have skyrocketed. If the bottom 80 percent were half as productive in their teaching...

2011-05-23 10:47:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time of alarming tuition costs and economic uncertainties, an analysis of the preliminary data released earlier this month by the University of Texas System shows one of the state's flagship universities could make tuition vastly more affordable by moderately increasing faculty emphasis on teaching. The Center for College Affordability and Productivity conducted the study released today titled "Faculty Productivity and Costs at The...

2011-05-03 07:45:00

CROMWELL, Conn., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For parents and school administrators, the afternoon dismissal process can create a host of scenarios that can change on a daily, or sometimes hourly, basis. This, unfortunately, can lead to pickup mishaps and miscommunication, not to mention the heavy burden placed on school administrators. School Dismissal Manager (http://www.schooldismissalmanager.com), an online communication vehicle for parents, helps to eliminate these potential problems...

2011-01-13 17:51:44

UCI professor and others outline steps for improvement The reward systems at universities heavily favor science, math and engineering research at the expense of teaching, which can and must change. That's the conclusion of UC Irvine biology professor Diane K. O'Dowd and research professors at Harvard University, Yale University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and elsewhere. Writing in the Jan. 14 issue of Science magazine, the authors note that professors have two...


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