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AAUP Starting Center for the Defense of Academic Freedom

The American Association of University Professors is starting what it is calling a Center for the Defense of Academic Freedom...

Caltech Grad Students, Postdocs Vote to Unionize

Graduate student workers and postdoctoral scholars at California Institute of Technology have voted to unionize in two separate bargaining units...
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Report: Best Practices for Using, Teaching Generative AI in Research

Guidance from Cornell University identifies how artificial intelligence tools should be applied to research, with guidance on navigating the shortcomings of generative AI.

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Legitimating Expertise

Rebuilding public trust in expertise starts with us, says Julia M. Wright.

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Tenure Extensions Were Popular Amid the Pandemic. That May Not Be Good.

Colleges gave tenure candidates more time due to COVID-19. Women, who may be more likely to fall behind due to extensions, reported more disruption to their research than men.


Can an Academic Discipline Exhaust Itself?

Has U.S. history as an innovative field of academic research reached an endpoint? If so, where should junior scholars go from here?

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In Defense of the Morality of Citation

Giving credit where it’s due is a moral issue, Susan D. Blum writes.

New Unions Represent Over 40K Grad Students, Postdocs, Researchers

Last year, 26 new bargaining units representing over 40,000 graduate student workers, postdoctoral workers or researchers officially formed across the...