First post – catching up

Hello world. This post includes some old-ish links that we’ve been collecting since we got the idea to start this project. 

The Awakening: Women and Power in the Academy
October 2018 feature from The Chronicle of Higher Education about “What It’s Like to Be a Woman in the Academy”
Summary: “When it comes to silencing women,” writes Mary Beard, “Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.” Academe is no exception. A recent conference at Stanford University featured 30 speakers — all of them men, all of them white. The incident sparked ridicule and outrage, as well as a sense that higher education is facing a reckoning. Over the past few months, amid mounting revelations of sexual harassment, The Chronicle Review asked presidents and adjuncts, scientists and humanists, senior scholars and junior professors to take on the theme of women and power in academe. Here are their responses.

What Factors Hold Back the Careers of Women and Faculty of Color? Columbia U. Went Looking for Answers
October 2018 article from The Chronicle of Higher Education (article currently behind paywall, accessible on campus and to subscribers)
Summary: The university has released detailed data on how salary, workload, work-life balance, and climate issues affect scholars’ experience on campus.

After colleges promised to increase it, hiring of black faculty declined
October 2018 article from The Hechinger Report about how “Data show the proportion of nonwhite faculty is far smaller than of nonwhite students.”

4 big takeaways from a huge new report on sexual harassment in science
June 2018 Vox article about how “Science needs to have its #MeToo moment.”

Why We Must Stop Relying on Student Ratings of Teaching 
A provocatively titled article from April 2018 from the Chronicle of Higher Education about bias in teaching evaluations

Teaching Eval Shake-Up 
A less provocatively titled article from May 2018 from Inside Higher Ed about bias in teaching evaluations.
Summary: Most institutions say they value teaching. But how they assess it tells a different story. University of Southern California has stopped using student evaluations of teaching in promotion decisions in favor of peer-review model. Oregon seeks to end quantitative evaluations of teaching for holistic model.

Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies
A blog post from HASTAC containing numerous links to recent studies about gender bias in academe. Initially posted 26 Jan 2015 and most recently updated (as of this post) 01 May 2018.

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