Study finds male Ph.D. candidates submit and publish papers at significantly higher rates than their female peers, even within the same institution. The majors drivers of that gap remain unclear, but one factor is that women teach more during their Ph.D. programs and men serve more often as research assistants.
We are pursuing our doctoral degrees during a time of significant change and disruption in higher education. Public scrutiny of colleges and universities due to issues related to increasing tuition costs, access to higher education, and student and faculty diversity is growing. We are also seeing a perceived disconnect between the education and skills that colleges provide and the needs of an evolving workforce. Public perceptions of administrative bloat and the growing debate over higher education as a public or private good also continue to challenge colleges and universities.
Indigenous peoples around the world have understood the stars, tides and local ecosystems for hundreds of years but experts say their insights have often been overlooked. Now some female scientists are striving to highlight their achievements and collect the scientific heritage of their communities before it disappears.