Should training for PhDs focus more on teaching and less on research preparation?
If colleges want to diversify their faculties, they need to be doing much more than they are now, according to the authors of An Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence. Read more here.
The White House rollback of Affirmative Action guidelines may create a chilling effect on universities seeking to create a diverse student body. Read why here.
Institutional Interventions That Remove Barriers to Recruit and Retain Diverse Biomedical PhD Students
Though the United States is experiencing significant demographic shifts, faculty and student populations in academia do not reflect those shifts, and are not representative of population diversity. This article details interventions (and the processes and challenges related to those interventions) embarked upon by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UT Health Graduate School [...]
This study summarizes the review of eighteen quantitative evaluations deigned to support the careers of women in academia, reporting on components of the interventions studied, including their efficacy and structural shortcomings.