Social Sciences / Education

Study analyzes characteristics of political science professors who earn more than others

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Analysis of political scientists illustrates role of gender, Ph.D. pedigree, negotiations, institution type and more. Study is bad news for women who teach undergraduates.

Colleges award tenure

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities.

Clover Park Technical College

  • David Bahrt, nursing
  • Kevin Kildun, counselor

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Rift in women's studies over Listserv comments on transgender issues

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Popular online discussion group sees resignations and call for boycott over comments some see as bigotry toward trans scholars.

U.S. issues final version of 'common rule' on research involving humans

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University leaders praise regulation for leaving out provisions on biospecimens opposed by many as too burdensome. Social scientists see some gains for their studies.

Anthropology groups organize Foucault read-in for Inauguration Day

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Anthropologists and other scholars plan read-in of Michel Foucault to mark inauguration of Donald Trump.

National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning

Wed, 06/14/2017 to Fri, 06/16/2017


Tropicana Casino and Resort
Atlantic City , New Jersey
United States

Study finds women don't get same credit men do for co-authored papers

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Study of economics faculty members finds that men get credit where women do not.

Drexel condemns professor's tweet about white genocide

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University issues statement on Christmas Day over post that said, "All I want for Christmas is white genocide." Update: Professor criticizes response to "satirical" comment.

Kentucky professor says he was found guilty of harassment for singing "California Girls," but institution says charges are more serious

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University of Kentucky professor says he was found guilty of sexual harassment for singing "California Girls" at a Chinese educational event, but the institution says the charges against him are more serious.

MIT professors push data-based model they say is more predictive of academic's future success than traditional tenure review methods

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MIT management professors push data-based model they say is more predictive of an academic's future research success than traditional methods of peer review in tenure.


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