16 juin 2018

MIT Trials First U.S. ‘Read and Publish’ Agreement

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries system has signed a publishing agreement with the Royal Society of Chemistry, thought to be the first of its kind in North America. More...

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A College President’s Twitter Strategy

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. A student newspaper at the University of British Columbia has criticized President Santa Ono for mixing policy statements with personal views on social media. The president has been uncharacteristically quiet in response. More...

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Open-Access Best Sellers

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Last week University College London Press, Britain’s first fully open-access university press, celebrated a milestone -- one million downloads of its free academic books. More...

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Walmart to Offer Debt-Free Degrees to Employees

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. In partnership with education platform Guild Education, Walmart will offer its 1.4 million employees access to subsidized associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. Employees will also be able to convert completed job training into college credit. More...

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Gender Gap Without Gender Bias?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Study says editors of major political science journals demonstrate no systematic bias against female authors. Yet women authors remain underrepresented in the field. More...

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UMass Dartmouth Wants to Boot Chairs From Union

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth’s American Federation of Teachers-affiliated faculty union is fighting an administrative attempt to remove department chairs from the bargaining unit. More...

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Harassment Unchecked

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. National Academies report says sexual harassment is costly to science and that compliance-based approaches to curbing it don't work. Promoting civility and otherwise managing research and learning climates is more effective, it says. More...

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Study: Fairness in the Classroom Reduces 'Evaluation Retaliation'

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Some research suggests that student evaluations of teaching are influenced by students’ expected grades. And some professors report feeling pressure to make their courses easier as a result. A new study says that professors don’t have to worry about grades negatively impacting their student ratings as long as they use classroom practices students perceive to be fair. More...

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Dividing World History

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The American Historical Association this week urged the College Board to rethink its plan to effectively begin the Advanced Placement World History curriculum in the year 1450. In so doing it joined a contentious debate over what world history means and who gets included. More...

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New Data on the Impact of Undergraduate Research

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A new study in BioScience says that undergraduate research contributes to success in careers in the sciences, technology, engineering and math. Researchers compared the scientific career outcomes of 88 accepted participants in five National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates site programs with demographically similar applicants to those programs who were not selected. More...

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