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2013-10-28 12:23:18

Vitae offers a new career management resource for 3.5 million higher education professionals WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chronicle of Higher Education today launched Vitae (ChronicleVitae.com), the first online community dedicated to career development for 3.5 million faculty members and administrators at 4,600 colleges and universities across the nation. "Vitae is the only professional network built to make life in academe easier and more rewarding," says...

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...

2011-10-20 15:21:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced the following recent confirmations of his nominees by the Pennsylvania Senate, as well as other nominations and appointments he has made: Confirmation: Pennsylvania Liquor Control BoardJoseph E. Brion, West Chester Nominations (require Senate confirmation): Philadelphia School Reform CommissionFeather O'Connor Houstoun, Philadelphia Board of Trustees of Wernersville State HospitalKenneth S....

2011-09-06 09:54:00

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CEOs with fewer than five years on the job are far more likely to be fired for poor performance than those who have served longer, according to a new study out of the University of Miami School of Business Administration. In fact, the study found, short-tenured CEOs are five to six times more likely to be fired than longer-tenured CEOs in the wake of poor firm performance. This likelihood is unaffected by the power a CEO wields...

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...

2010-12-14 11:33:00

NJEA Officials Show No Limits Regarding Teacher Tenure in James O'Keefe's Latest Video TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "He's a bastard," said Montclair Education Association President Marge Asterino about Governor Chris Christie in the latest Project Veritas video highlighting teacher tenure and the New Jersey Education Association. This is James O'Keefe's second video of this series highlighting abuses of teacher tenure law in New Jersey. "Teachers Unions Gone...