Social Sciences / Education

Study analyzes when women win teaching awards in political science

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Study finds that women in political science are likelier than men to be honored for teaching. But does this help them get ahead?

Almost no education research is replicated, new article shows

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New analysis finds that education researchers, unlike scholars in many other disciplines, don't check one another's work.

 

#MassiveTeaching mystery captivates, confuses

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A social experiment gone wrong? A protest against Facebook? Performance art? Twitter sleuths attempt to figure out why a Coursera MOOC derailed after one week. UPDATE: The professor speaks.

House passes NSF funding bill that takes slap at social sciences

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U.S. House passes funding bill that would increase overall support for NSF, but send a message of disdain for some social science research.

Cal State LA faculty split on changing diversity requirement

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Cal State Los Angeles professors vote to require all students to take a course in race or ethnicity, but fail to adopt proposal that course be taught in ethnic studies department.

 

Economics department to proctor exams as adherence to honor code wanes

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As students' adherence to the Middlebury honor code wanes, the entire economics department will start proctoring exams to catch cheaters.

Study examines impact of major vs. impact of college prestige on women's earnings

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For women, and especially disadvantaged women, what they study may be more important than where they study -- if they aspire to close the pay gap with men.

McGill professor manages to turn down student request and gain popularity

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McGill professor -- petitioned by students to extend a paper deadline -- makes them laugh while turning them down.

Professor says what he thinks, and regrets it

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Have you ever wished you could tell a student what you really think? One professor recently did so, and regrets the way he did it (if not the substance).

Study documents how much students text during class

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More than 90 percent of students admit to using their digital devices for non-class activities during class, study finds.

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