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Social scientists on COVID-19

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What motivates people to wear masks, the effects of social isolation on children and the elderly, infection rates among the incarcerated. These are just some of the COVID-19 research topics social scientists are investigating right now.

More institutions are suspending or cutting retirement plan contributions

Colleges and universities are increasingly suspending or trimming employee retirement plan contributions to battle budget deficits.

Who owns all that course content you're putting online?

Copyright ownership concerns abound in the rapid shift to remote instruction.

Missouri Western cuts quarter of faculty along with programs in history and more

Missouri Western cuts 30 percent of the faculty, along with programs in history, political science, sociology, economics, music and more.

Online proctoring is surging during COVID-19

Is the fight against cheating during remote instruction worth enlisting third-party student surveillance platforms?

Synchronous instruction is hot right now, but is it sustainable?

Synchronous instruction is trending, but experts say a more intentional mix of live and asynchronous classwork is necessary for future remote terms.

How lenient, or not, should professors be with students right now?

How lenient, or not, should professors be with students right now?

Early journal submission data suggest COVID-19 is tanking women's research productivity

Early journal submission data suggest COVID-19 is tanking women's research productivity.

Underrepresented scholars outperform majority peers in terms of novel research

New computational analysis finds that underrepresented scholars outperform majority peers in terms of novel research, but they don't reap the same rewards.

Teaching lab sciences and the fine arts during COVID-19

Teaching lab sciences and the fine arts during COVID-19.

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