Like students, academics from working-class backgrounds may also prefer not to work at elite universities.
Not only do some countries perpetrate direct attacks on students and academics but the internationalisation of higher education has also created new global threats.
Despite the hard evidence of the excellent benefits of gender, racial and other diversity on research teams, public criticism on the benefits of equity and diversity programs still exists.
Academics are getting out of touch with the rest of society. This helps explains the sorry state of our public discourse on science.
The American Sociological Association is starting a conversation to include “public communication” -- work often largely ignored -- in the assessment of a scholar’s contributions. Why does it matter?