The integrity of the academic project should underscore universities’ work at all times.
Where both capacity and integrity are weak, dysfunction is inevitable.
Academic authorship was never straightforward. Now ChatGPT is making it even more complicated.
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As a young child, Amy Thunig, a Gomeroi/Gamilaroi/Kamilaroi woman, moved with her family to be near her father, who was incarcerated in Adelaide. It was a difficult time, but he has taught her much.
An Australian-first study found 16% of surveyed staff at one university experienced food insecurity over the past 12 months.
Open access journals make peer-reviewed research available to anyone interested.
Some open access journals — those that don’t charge their readers a fee — require that researchers pay to publish with them. Removing author fees helps more researchers to publish their work.
Tough feedback can shake our confidence. But there are healthy, helpful ways to process it. And yes, venting is one of them!
Women lack emotional support as working academics
The pandemic lockdown added a big teaching load; female academics also found themselves having to play more of a nurturing role.
Peer review is an essential part of academic publishing, but it can be exploitative, opaque and slow. There’s plenty journals, publishers and universities can do to make the system work better.
The Librarian - Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1562).
The humanities are labouring under a culture of managerialism – could the answer lie in reconnecting old traditions to post-1960s progressivism?
From basic childhood curiosity, to fossil introductions from parents – it seems a scientist’s spark can come in many forms.
More than 40% of the PhD students we surveyed met criteria for moderate to severe depression or anxiety.
An alliance of students during a 2016 rally in Bandung, West Java to reject LGBT students.
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As Western and Indonesian academics continue to engage in co-operation, we should find common ways of counteracting discrimination, including discriminatory practices against the LGBT community.
Universities across the world hold massive amounts of land.
New research shows that universities could offset carbon by changing some of their land to woodlands and meadows.
For working women with children, the pressure of several competing roles created their sense of guilt.
Working from home and performing multiple roles leads to constant guilt, which has personal health consequences for women academics.
DJ Kool Herc is considered the “sonic originator” of hip-hop.
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With Congress designating Aug. 11, 2021, as Hip-Hop Celebration Day, a scholar and performer of the art form makes the case for hip-hop to become more prominent in American academe.
As a teacher, an academic cannot use freedom of speech to say something that may directly demean or intimidate a student. But as a researcher, they must have the freedom to pursue the truth.
Listening to science is a lot easier for politicians when behind-the-scenes intermediaries are there to help.
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Before new policy can be based on evidence, decision-makers need to understand the relevant research. Intermediaries between scientists and policymakers translate information and build relationships.
COVID has grounded almost all research trips in the field.
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Pandemic restrictions have shuttered research projects - some, for good. The consequences for science, not to mention policy and decision making, must be addressed
One of the problems Indonesian academics face during the pandemic is keeping up with teaching responsibilities while making sure their children keep learning.
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While having to carry the added burdens and responsibilities of working from home, Indonesian female academics are also sidelined by policies in universities.
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