Higher Education Reform

Blog posts and resources relating to reform in higher education. To start a new discussion on HE reform issues, visit the forum via the above link.

The Worst Academic Field to be a Woman in?

There is no shortage of disciplines and industries rife with sexism. The STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – are particularly well […]

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Graduate Students Need PhDs that Resonate Outside of Academia

In ‘The New PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education,’ Loenard Cassuto and Robert Weisbuch argue that graduate programs aren’t preparing doctoral students for the jobs they’ll likely have outside college classrooms or laboratories.

8 months ago
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We Know More Than What is Measured About Gender Inequality in Academia

In academia gender bias is often figured in terms of research productivity and differentials surrounding the academic work of men and women. Alesia Zuccala and Gemma Derrick posit that this outlook inherently ignores a wider set of variables impacting women, and that attempts to achieve cultural change in academia can only be realised, by acknowledging variables that are ultimately difficult to quantify.

9 months ago
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How Can We Strengthen the Academic Pipeline?

While Americans have a long way to go until U.S. higher education accurately reflects the country it inhabits and honestly depicts that road that got us here, below are eight organizations working to strengthen the academic pipeline right now.

9 months ago
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Watch the Event: Reimagining Higher Education

Reimagining Higher Education is the second event in the Reimagining Social Institutions series of online forums sponsored by the Social Science Research Council and SAGE Publishing.

10 months ago
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