Social Sciences / Education

Research questions whether having women on search committees increases odds of hiring women

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Having more women on committees that select academics for jobs does not increase the chances for female candidates and may actually do the opposite, according to a study of Italian and Spanish universities.

Essay on how to survive awkward interactions during your tenure year

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Kerry Ann Rockquemore explains how to get the support you need and avoid the conversations you don't want during your tenure review year.

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Film on Stanford prison experiment resurrects questions on ethics in psychology

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New film renews attention on a study that is still taught in college -- and that resonates to some in light of ethics debates in psychology.

Colleges award tenure

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

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

  • Anna Turnage, communication studies
  • Jennifer Venditti-Roadarmel, biological and allied health sciences

Lee University

  • Christopher Blake, language and literature
  • Carmen Guerrero, language and literature
  • John Hisey, biology

Sacred Heart University

Essay on how academics should approach 'revise and resubmit' responses from journals

Michael S. Harris offers advice on how to handle a key part of the publishing process.

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Essay on surviving your tenure decision year

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Kerry Ann Rockquemore suggests ways to minimize stress and think ahead -- regardless of what your department decides.

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Study suggests students could gain by instructors responding to RateMyProfessors comments

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A study by a Chapman University professor suggests instructors could actually help students by defending their record on RateMyProfessors.com.

Colleges award tenure

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

Arkansas State University

U of Toledo launches first full undergraduate major in disability studies

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U of Toledo will start nation's first full undergraduate major in an interdisciplinary field that has taken off.

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