01 novembre 2018

An Immodest Proposal

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A conservative professor is under fire for comparing -- facetiously, he says -- Judge Brett Kavanaugh's alleged actions to "spin the bottle," and for suggesting limiting judicial nominees to rapists. More...

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Promotion Standards and Public Engagement

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A new study examined in Nature says that university guidelines on tenure and promotion still focus on publication metrics rather than professed values such as public engagement. More...

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Beyond the Numbers on Gender and Research

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Are we thinking about gender diversity in the sciences all wrong, or at least too simply? New paper proposes a multipronged approach to thinking about and encouraging this diversity, for the benefit of science as a whole. More...

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'Rigorous Inquiry and Respectful Debate'

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Colgate offers up its own statement on campus speech, arguing that it's not just what you say, it's how you say it. More...

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Keeping Cornell Multilingual

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Arts and sciences faculty sticks with a three-course-sequence foreign language requirement, even as other institutions shrink their language requirements. More...

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Columbia Postdocs Unionize

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Postdoctoral researchers and associate research scientists at Columbia University voted to form a union affiliated with the United Auto Workers by a 2-to-1 margin, they announced Thursday. Their contract would be the first for postdocs at any private institution. More...

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Northwestern Non-Tenure-Track Instructors Narrowly Vote Down Union

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Northwestern University’s non-tenure-track faculty members voted against forming a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union, the university announced Tuesday. More...

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New International Graduate Enrollments Fall Again

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Report says international graduate enrollments were down for the second straight year last year, after a period of significant growth. Experts said it's hard to ignore the Trump factor. More...

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Promotion, While Off the Tenure Track

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Scores of full-time, non-tenure-track instructors were promoted last year under a recognition and reward system at Penn State. More...

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Women Ask Fewer Questions Than Men

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Women are 2.5 times less likely than men to ask questions in departmental academic seminars, based on a new study of 250 talks at 35 institutions in 10 countries. The study also considered survey responses from some 600 academics across fields in 20 countries. More...

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