Social Sciences / Education

Q and A with author of new book on 'gender shrapnel' in academe

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Gender-based discrimination in the academic workplace isn’t always overt, but the “shrapnel” of small indignities stays with you. That’s the premise of a new book on this kind of bias, and how to alleviate it.

New study could be another nail in the coffin for the validity of student evaluations of teaching

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New study adds to evidence that student reviews of professors have limited validity.

Sociologists discuss how departments should consider social media activity and other public communications in tenure and promotion decisions

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American Sociological Association report suggests standards by which departments may consider social media activity and other public communications in tenure and promotion decisions.

U New Mexico reopening investigation into professor's conduct after new reports of sexual harassment emerge.

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U New Mexico says it's reopening an investigation into a professor suspended over sexual harassment findings and who was about to return to his duties -- after new reports emerge about the professor's conduct.

New analysis: New England colleges responsible for left-leaning professoriate

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New analysis suggests that one region is responsible for much of the national imbalance in the ideological leanings of faculty members.

Stopping tenure clock may help male professors more than female, study finds

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Colleges adopted policies to stop the tenure clock to help professors who are new parents, especially mothers. Study suggests fathers may be the real beneficiaries.

Anthropology group rejects resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions

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Members of the American Anthropological Association narrowly vote down a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions.

'The Great Eight' set record for black doctorates at Indiana University

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Eight African-American women finish doctorates in education simultaneously this year at Indiana U. They created a "sister circle" for support.

Tweet by political science group angers many women in the field

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They want to know why article on international nongovernmental organizations was illustrated with a photograph of a young Asian woman.

U of Kansas professor cleared to teach after controversy over discussion of race

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U of Kansas lifts suspension of faculty member whose comments angered black students and others, who demanded she be fired.

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