Políticas para la educación superior Cambiar el sistema de evaluación

Humberto Muñoz Campus Milenio, 7 noviembre, 2013

La discusión sobre la evaluación del trabajo académico de los universitarios, ha sido muy nutrida desde que se fundó el Sistema Nacional de Investigadores. Un grupo de colegas, y quien esto escribe, hemos publicado muchísimas páginas criticando los procedimientos vigentes y proponiendo otros . . . → Read More: Políticas para la educación superior Cambiar el sistema de evaluación

Freedom to Teach

Colleen Flaherty Inside Higher ED, 8 noviembre, 2013

In the morning class, an undergraduate survey of American literature since the Civil War, I used The Beverly Hillbillies as an analogy, asked students for a short list of classic American film directors, and reviewed the disputed election of 1876. . . . → Read More: Freedom to Teach

Does academic freedom vary by nation? Chinese scholar’s case spurs new debate

Karin Fisher The Chronicle of Higher Education, 24 octubre, 2013

The case of Xia Yeliang, a Peking University professor fired, he and his supporters contend, for his political beliefs, is raising anew questions about Western universities’ international engagement. For some observers, it is proof that colleges in the . . . → Read More: Does academic freedom vary by nation? Chinese scholar’s case spurs new debate

Students call for review of scientific paper co-authorship

Marie Lambert-Chan LAISUM, 30 octubre, 2013

Many say their work is not getting the recognition it deserves from professors.Isabelle, a PhD candidate in sociology, finds herself in a delicate situation: being the lead author of a scientific article that was poorly reworked by one of her professors. “The article is . . . → Read More: Students call for review of scientific paper co-authorship

How to build a faculty culture of change

Robert Zemsky The Chronicle of Higher Education, 30 septiembre, 2013

Organizations that successfully innovate do so because their core members are willing, even eager, to do things differently. In my new book, Checklist for Change, I argue that for more than 30 years, the absence of this willingness . . . → Read More: How to build a faculty culture of change

Half of faculty say their hob is more difficult today than five years ago

Mary Bart Faculty Focus, 24 junio, 2013

If you find yourself working longer hours or maybe feeling a bit more stressed at the end of the day, you’re not alone. Fifty percent of college faculty who completed the annual Faculty Focus reader survey said that their job is more difficult than it . . . → Read More: Half of faculty say their hob is more difficult today than five years ago

How Unions Weaken Shared Governance

Nicholas C. Burbules The Chronicle of Higher Education, 28 octubre, 2013

Debates are raging on many campuses over faculty unionization. I’m not a supporter, but as a longtime member and former chair of our campus senate, I’m especially troubled by unionization’s implications for shared governance.

The . . . → Read More: How Unions Weaken Shared Governance

Buscan académicos crear organismo que coadyuve a la defensa de su trabajo

Emir Olivares Alonso Jornada, septiembre 27, 2013

Frente a la desarticulación y dispersión que existe entre los profesionales de la docencia y la investigación en el nivel superior, un grupo de universitarios planteó la necesidad de crear una asociación nacional de académicos (AMA), donde se pueda articular la . . . → Read More: Buscan académicos crear organismo que coadyuve a la defensa de su trabajo

Los primeros pasos hacia una Asociación Mexicana de Académicos

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes (galazfontes@gmail.com) Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Facultad de Ciencias Humanas

Imaginando que se puede contribuir de una manera significativa a mejorar el funcionamiento de las instituciones mexicanas de educación superior, que los(as) académicos(as) deben participar en la conducción institucional en función de su habilitación, y que un desempeño de . . . → Read More: Los primeros pasos hacia una Asociación Mexicana de Académicos

El ingreso de personal académico: lealtad, capacidad, antigüedad?

Tirso Suarez-Nuñez LAISUM, septiembre 22, 2013

J. March, refiere un popular epigrama acerca de la decisión que postula lo siguiente: “ la economía y la psicología intentan comprender como decide la gente, mientras que la sociología, la antropología y la ciencia política, se encargan de demostrar que en . . . → Read More: El ingreso de personal académico: lealtad, capacidad, antigüedad?