New study shows that female professors have to deal with more requests from students asking for special favors, such as grade increases and the opportunity to re-do assignments, than male professors
Researchers surveyed 733 adolescent Black girls from middle and high schools across three socio-economically diverse school districts in the Midwest. The study found that racial identity and positive perceptions of school climate were associated with greater academic motivation.
I could not have known that my vision of faculty life would become anachronistic by the time I was out of graduate school.
The graduate school application and admission season will be upon us again. The ostensible goal of that arduous and anxiety-fraught procedure—and of the even more involved process of hiring and promoting faculty members at research universities—is to identify the next generation of productive scientists. But how can the relevant committees accomplish this when no one can really specify the qualities of mind, heart, character, spirit, and background that combine to produce great research?
Anxiety eclipses depression among college students, and the number who say it’s overwhelming them is on the rise. Campus counseling centers confront many challenges in trying to serve students, not the least of which is that mental health still has a stigma on campuses.