Council of Graduate Schools Data Show There's No One Way to Use a Doctorate
New data shows that many Ph.D.s switch jobs and employment sectors in their early careers and even into midcareer. So Ph.D. programs should help students navigate job opportunities and understand the value of their degrees across sectors.
Ghent University, in Belgium, Embraces New Approach to Faculty Evaluation Less Focused on Quantitative Metrics
Saying it wants to "again become a place where talent feels valued and nurtured," Ghent University overhauls its system for faculty evaluation to de-emphasize quantitative metrics and annual progress reports. Professors will be asked about their goals and what they are proud of.
Federal Shutdown Includes Agencies That Are Key Supporters of University Research
Grant checks from NSF and other funders won't go out. Meetings on grant applications won't take place. Impact will grow with length of standoff. Trump threat on border with Mexico alarms some Texas campuses.
University of California Challenges Elsevier over Access to Scholarly Research
University of California System is playing hardball with Elsevier in negotiations that could transform the way it pays to read and publish research. But does the UC system have the clout to pull it off?