Tag Archives: professors

Faculty union proposed strike at all CSU campuses for salary increase

Members of the California Faculty Association held a conference call on Wednesday about a possible strike that may take place on all 23 California State University campuses. The reason for the possible strike is a lack of salary increase for ...

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Professor makes Top-5 list on RateMyProfessors

Fresno State communication professor Jonathan Hernandez ranked fifth in the nation on RateMyProfessors.com. The website is owned and operated by MTV’s College Network, mtvU. It is a  website designed for students to rate professors, universities, junior and community colleges. “RateMyProfessors.com ...

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Compensating our professors

On Wednesday, California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White visited Fresno State. In fulfilling his promise to visit every CSU campus within his first year in office, we also learned that he’s a good sport. He visited with the hump-day ...

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Professors cope with increased class sizes

As the semester is coming to an end, many students are left with a lingering stressor: term papers, an assignment demanding to both students and professors. Over the years, California State Universities have faced budget cuts resulting in shortened staff and increased class sizes. The size increase has not only affected the amount of student-teacher interaction, but has significantly added to professors’ workloads.

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Teachers need to change

Every other Monday at Boston University, biomedical engineering professor Mohammed Zaman passes out ratings sheets in his classes. Two of the questions are “How can the professor improve your learning of the material?”  and “Has he improved his teaching since the last evaluation?” Zaman reads what students say about his teaching technique and sends an email to the class telling students what things he will change.

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Students name top professors

MyEdu.com polled students at Fresno State to find the professors they love most.

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Getting smart about professors

In recent years, registering for classes has become its own science with many tips, tricks and tools to aid students in their class selection process. With just a simple web search, students can find sites that offer professor ratings, course ...

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Fresno State professors fail to meet office hours requirement

According to section 338 of the teacher’s policy manual, each full-time professor at Fresno State is required to have at least five posted hours available.

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Letters to the editor

Have you ever notice that many students do not attend professors’ office hours? As a student, I can understand why many students do not attend office hours because of complicated schedules. But students should start taking advantage of their office hours.

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Lazy teaching makes profs popular

Some of the most popular professors are also some of the most mediocre. Professors who teach from the textbook, almost verbatim, or worse, those who parrot off every line of their PowerPoint slides give students a bevy of easy courses to choose from.

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Fresno State turns rogue

As this year's Rogue Festival drew to a close, several Fresno State faculty and students partook of its artistic offerings. Alumni displayed their work, professors performed and students got a special performance by a Rogue Festival rapper on campus. In this video, the Collegian Online looks at Fresno State's involvement with the Rogue.

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Professor suspended for alleged gun threats

The university suspended a Fresno State professor of education in late February after two students said he threatened to bring a gun to class and begin shooting. An investigation is ongoing.

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Victimology pioneer gets award

A Fresno State professor was awarded one of the highest honors in the field of criminology last Friday for his innovative contributions to help crime victims.

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Professors’ politics have little effect on students

Conservatives complain that college professors lean left when it comes to politics — and the data mostly show that’s true. But new research suggests the personal politics of academics have little effect on what their students think.

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The new voices of journalism

Incoming lecturers bring their experience in the fields of broadcast and print to Fresno State students.

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