Social Sciences / Education

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Drexel condemns professor's tweet about white genocide

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

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

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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