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What to Do When Your Professor Goes AWOL

What to Do When Your Professor Goes AWOL

By Haley Oliphant, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2019

No time to read? Check out this story’s episode of the Floodlights podcast.   When University of Utah student Schyler Fox took an online History 1500 course last spring, it started like any other. Several weeks into the semester, however, her professor seemed to disappear. “At the beginning of the semester, the teacher was really good,” Fox said. “The modules would be opened up in a timely manner for us ...

Keeping the Student Voice: Student Involvement in the Tenure Process

Keeping the Student Voice: Student Involvement in the Tenure Process

By Katelyn Collett

May 22, 2019

    No time to read? Check out this story’s episode of the Floodlights podcast. University of Utah officials recently changed students' role in decisions about retention, promotion and tenure of faculty members at the U. This comes in response to a report that found students may have implicit bias against minorities and women in the process.   Student Input in RPT Policy The University of Utah uses the Retention, Promotion and...

Scott: Students Must Neutralize Bias and Remain Involved with Tenure Evaluations

Scott: Students Must Neutralize Bias and Remain Involved with Tenure Evaluations

By Elise Scott, Opinion Editor

May 22, 2019

  At the University of Utah, faculty members who are pursuing tenure have their performance evaluated through the Retention, Performance and Tenure (RPT) process. These regular reviews allow them to rise in rank, progress along their career path and build support for their academic pursuits. Ma...

Patience: What I’m Going to Miss About Utah

Patience: What I’m Going to Miss About Utah

By Alisa Patience

May 5, 2018

For many, this semester is their final semester at the University of Utah. There are several things those students will undoubtedly miss. I’ll be spending a semester in Florida for an internship, so I won’t be in Utah for a few months. I’m already stressed about the change and am taking the time...

Patience: Canvas Makes Classes Manageable

Patience: Canvas Makes Classes Manageable

By Alisa Patience

March 26, 2018

One of the biggest advantages college has over high school is Canvas. It took me a while to learn how to use it properly, but when I did, school became much more manageable. Have you ever had multiple backpacks for different days, so you switch folders, books, notebooks back and forth just to end...

Professors Don’t Always Make the Grade

Professors Don’t Always Make the Grade

February 17, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Many students wonder what qualifies someone to be the worst professor on campus. Well, the question isn’t easily answered. TOP STORY: AND THE AWARD FOR WORST BUILDING GOES TO ... In a 2014 survey of students at 300 U.S. colleges, The Princeton Review asked students to rank their school’s professors on a sca...

Long-Time Professors See Changes at the U

Long-Time Professors See Changes at the U

February 3, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   Because most students spend just four to six years at the U, it’s difficult for them to see generational changes in the student body. But for long-time U professors, these changes are more apparent. Professors who have made the U their academic home have noted changes from increased technology ...

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