12 janvier 2020

Professor Removed Then Reinstated Over Discussion on Race

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Louisiana Tech University briefly removed an instructor of history from teaching over class discussions on race and other topics before reinstating him this month. More...

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Men, Women and Research ‘Self-Promotion’

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Men are more likely than women to frame their research findings as “novel,” “unique,” “promising” or otherwise positively, according to a new analysis of more than six million articles in the life sciences and academic medicine. More...

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Grading for STEM Equity

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Study suggests that professors should standardize their grading curves, saying it's an efficient way to boost women's enrollment in STEM. More...

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Momentum in Physics Ed

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Math, specifically calculus, is a barrier to many natural sciences, technology and engineering fields. Physics, which is math-heavy, often proves similarly challenging to students who wish to pursue STEM degrees. More...

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Tech Association Announces Dozens of Retractions

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. IEEE, a professional organization for scholars of technology, said Tuesday that it’s retracting 30 articles published in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility from 2016 to 2018 and 19 papers from the 2018 International Conference on Computing and Network Communications. More...

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Controversial Tenure Denial at Harvard

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Graduate student workers protested outside Harvard University over prolonged contract negotiations Tuesday, but elsewhere on campus, students continued their protest over the tenure denial of Lorgia García-Peña, scholar of Romance languages and literatures. More...

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On Strike at Harvard

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Graduate assistants walk out following prolonged contract negotiations over pay, benefits and Title IX protections. More...

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Oregon Settles in Age-Discrimination Case

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The University of Oregon confirmed it settled for $170,000 with two former professors of architecture who accused it of age discrimination. More...

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St. Thomas Confirms Faculty Layoffs

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The University of St. Thomas in Texas won’t renew contracts for 30 professors next year, as part of a restructuring plan, according to the Houston Chronicle. Two of the 30 professors are said to be tenured, but that could not immediately be confirmed. More...

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Academic Diversity Officers

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. University of Michigan shares insights from its decentralized diversity accountability structure, in which individual academic and administrative units have their own diversity officers. More...

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