Coping with racial stereotypes that permeate STEM culture is like having another full-time job, argues a researcher who studies racism in these fields.
Letters of recommendation have grown supersized and one-sided in their praise. In one study, only 1-2% of letters fell below the good-to-excellent range. How can a reviewer find out who's really good?
As I found, academics engaging in fieldwork research are in a particularly vulnerable position.
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?
University protests in South Africa have showed that the countries students are hungry for real change. This desire can be harnessed to create a generation of "citizen scholars".
Two scholars discuss the joys of writing for a lay audience. So why aren’t more academics writing for the public?
Funding for South African higher education is inadequate considering past inequalities. Even more alarming is the fact that plans for research development and innovation in science remain elusive.
Africa needs to develop a new generation of academics to drive the continent's teaching, learning, research and critical thinking into the future.
The future is not bleak as long as the government recognises the importance of and continues investing in science.