10 juin 2019

(More) Bias in Science Hiring

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. New study finds discrimination against women and racial minorities in hiring in the sciences. The study's about postdocs, but it has important implications for all of academe. More...

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'Plan U' for Mandatory Sharing of Pub Preprints

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. An essay in PLOS Biology argues that funding agencies should require grantees to post their papers on preprint servers such as arXiv and bioRxiv before submitting them to academic journals. More...

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Does This Research Have an Agenda?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Report attacks Koch-funded Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University as a pro-fossil-fuel-industry idea launderer. University and Koch deny the charge. More...

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Blowback for Huawei Bans

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Researchers want less restrictive policies on accepting money from the Chinese telecom giant -- but that appears unlikely, given recent federal policy moves and legal action against the company. Professors also question why they aren't involved in making decisions on bans. More...

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A Ph.D., 50 Years After Being Sexually Harassed

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The University of Chicago helped Marylin Webb finish her Ph.D. in educational psychology some 50 years after she left her doctoral program due to sexual harassment, according to The New York Times. Webb says two professors who have since died made sexual overtures (one allegedly pinned her against a wall and “slobbered” all over her face) when she asked them to serve on her dissertation committee in the late 1960s. More...

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Retaining Gender Inequity?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A professor's department found she was paid less than men were, unfairly, for failing to go out and get other offers. A judge said that didn't matter. More...

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Former Student, Fair Game?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Institutions tend to either ban student-faculty dating altogether or where a supervisory relationship exists. But they don't ever say professors can't date students who were recently -- sometimes very recently -- in their classes. More...

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No Crime Found in Sleeping With 2 Students

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Pennsylvania appeals court rules in favor of Bloomsburg U professor fired for sleeping with two students. More...

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Teaching Evals: Bias and Tenure

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. New studies on student evaluations of teaching say a simple intervention can fight gender bias, at least in the short term, and that perceived teaching effectiveness declines after tenure. More...

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Report Seeks Changes to English Higher Ed Financing

HomeBy Elizabeth ReddenA long-awaited report on higher education financing in England recommends reducing the maximum undergraduate tuition fee from 9,250 pounds (about $11,664) to £7,500 (about $9,458) and calls for the government to increase grants to universities to replace the lost fee income in full. More...

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