Women lag in reaching tenure

April 4, 2012 • 958
Yale has given tenure to significantly more men than women over the past decade, according to data collected by the Women’s Faculty Forum this spring. The WFF found that women comprise 29 percent of faculty who received tenure since 2000 and remain at Yale, and this percentage rises to 37 percent among the humanities divisions »

Review of master’s programs underway

March 29, 2012 • 0
As the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences undertakes a comprehensive review of its terminal master’s programs, the funding arrangements those programs have with the school may change. Though master’s students pay tuition to the Graduate School — unlike Ph.D. students, who are guaranteed five years of full financial support — the Graduate School typically »

Archaeology cancels fieldwork course

March 26, 2012 • 2
Starting next fall, a roughly 50-year-old archaeology course that sent students to excavate historic sites around New England will no longer be offered. The course was required for both undergraduates and graduate students in archaeological studies, but professors said its time-intensiveness and difficulties finding archaeological sites close to campus made it increasingly hard to offer »
Yale attracted seven of the 64 ACLS fellowship recipients in 2011 — more than any other university.

Yale attracts humanities postdocs

March 21, 2012 • 0
A temporary program by the nonprofit American Council of Learned Societies is boosting the number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities and social sciences at Yale. The ACLS, a group of scholarly organizations that promotes the humanities, launched the New Faculty Fellows program in 2009 to help support recent Ph.D. graduates in the humanities and »

Global affairs announces capstones

March 20, 2012 • 1
The first class of seniors in the global affairs major will work on capstone projects next semester for clients ranging from the World Bank to a United States Department of Energy laboratory, the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs announced Monday. The capstone projects, which replace the senior essay or project requirement common to other majors, »
University President Richard Levin received a proposal calling for a faculty committee to counsel Graduate School Dean Thomas Pollard, at right.

Faculty seek greater role at Grad School

March 19, 2012 • 2
A group of professors has petitioned for a greater voice in decision-making at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in a proposal submitted to administrators during spring break. The proposal, which was sent to University President Richard Levin and Provost Peter Salovey on March 6 with signatures from 15 professors, calls for a faculty »
At a Thursday faculty meeting, Prof. Seyla Benhabib introduced a resolution expressing concern about Yale-NUS.

Faculty weigh Yale-NUS

March 2, 2012 • 0
Professors introduced and debated a resolution demanding that Yale-NUS College protect civil liberties and uphold principles of non-discrimination at a Yale College faculty meeting Thursday. After University President Richard Levin updated faculty on the liberal arts college planned by Yale and the National of University of Singapore, around 15 professors made statements, many of which »
Yale's plans to build a liberal arts college in Singapore are expected to come up in today's faculty meeting.

Faculty to raise concerns about Yale-NUS

March 1, 2012 • 4
Professors say they intend to raise objections to the liberal arts college Yale has planned with the National University of Singapore at today’s Yale College faculty meeting. Though Yale-NUS was officially announced in March 2011 and is set to open in fall 2013, professors said they still wish to debate the merits of the project. »

Miller encourages fall break trips

February 29, 2012 • 0
As Yale College prepares to follow a new academic calendar with a five-day fall break in the 2012-’13 school year, Yale College Dean Mary Miller is encouraging professors to consider holding field trips during the short vacation. Earlier this month, Miller met with a group of faculty members — many of whom already include field »

History plans ‘pathways’

February 27, 2012 • 9
After experiencing a decline in the number of undergraduate majors in recent years, the History Department is changing the program to increase its appeal to students. In response to students’ concerns about their ability to form a cohesive course of study in the major, the department will, beginning next semester, feature “thematic pathways” on its »

Cancelled faculty meeting reinstated

February 20, 2012 • 8
This weekend, administrators reversed their decision to cancel next week’s Yale College faculty meeting after professors objected to delaying a planned discussion of Yale’s liberal arts college in Singapore. In a Friday email to faculty members, Yale College Dean Mary Miller cancelled their March 1 faculty meeting, citing “very few agenda items of Yale College »
Ecology and evolutionary biology professor Stephen Stearns has revamped his lecture course “Principles of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior” to use its video lectures available online through Open Yale Courses.

Online lectures enter the classroom

February 16, 2012 • 1
Open Yale Courses has made professors’ lectures available to Internet users around the world, but it is also changing how those professors teach on campus. The website, which now features videos and transcripts for 35 Yale courses, launched in 2007 in an effort to broaden access to a Yale education. But in some cases, the »