This article focuses on proven strategies that departments and research institutions can develop to increase equity in faculty hiring and promotion to address the lack of racial and gender diversity among their faculty.
Underrepresented Faculty Members Share the Real Reasons They Have Left Various Academic Institutions
When Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt asked a large group of underrepresented faculty members why they left their higher education institutions, they told her the real reasons for their departures -- those that climate surveys don't capture.
Jess Wade's One-Woman Mission to Diversify Wikipedia's Science Stories
Our largest encyclopedia overwhelmingly recognises the achievements of white men. For physicist Jess Wade, fighting this bias has been an uphill battle to ensure that the scientific contributions made by women and other under-represented communities aren’t lost to posterity.
Physicist Writes 900 Wikipedia Entries to Boost Diversity in Science
A physicist from Imperial College London is on a mission to bust what she calls the "big misconception" about scientists. Dr Jess Wade started to create and edit Wikipedia pages at the beginning of 2018 to "better represent women and people of colour" on the online encyclopedia. She's now amassed a portfolio of more than 900 new pages but says the project is about more than the numbers. Speaking to ITV News on International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Dr Wade said: "Something magical can happen if you stumble across a profile that looks a bit like you. "You realise you could be like that too".
Equity is Possible: Forging Paths Toward Equity and Anti-Racism in Scholarly Publishing
In this guest post, Gisela Fosado and Cathy Rimer-Surles of Duke UP share highlights and a video from their panel session on equity at the 2019 AUPresses Annual Meeting, plus helpful recommendations to help us achieve equity in scholarly communications.
The Odds Are Stacked Against Black, Latino Students Going to Grad School. Here Are Some Solutions
A handful of universities are trying to help more black and Hispanic students get into and through graduate school, where they enroll in disproportionately low numbers. This is a problem not only for the students, but for the schools themselves and for employers who need workers with graduate educations.
A Vaunted Program for Boosting the Diversity of U.S. Academic Scientists is Starting to Spread
Until recently, few universities tried to replicate the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, aiming to increase diversity among future leaders in science, technology, engineering and related fields. But that's changing.
Academic Travel Culture is Not Only Bad for the Planet, It is Also Bad for the Diversity and Equity of Research
Financial and social burdens of academic travel add an additional barrier to participation in research. If academia wants to address issues of diversity and equity in research, it must first acknowledge the effects of academic travel culture.