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.
University Report Makes Recommendations to Address Gender, Race Disparities Among Faculty
A two-year study by the University on the status of women and underrepresented minority faculty at Columbia has resulted in a set of proposals on ways to close salary gaps, spur academic advancement and improve the overall work environment.
In October 2018, former Catalyst Grant winner 'Ada Lovelace Day' (ALD) celebrated its tenth year of showcasing the achievements of overlooked women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Championing for greater diversity in STEM, and changing the culture and demographics of research, is a year-round effort, and one that ALD supports. We wanted to help extend the celebration of women in science throughout the year, but also use the tools we have available to us to scientifically analyse the state of gender imbalance in research, and evaluate whether these are changing over time.
Report: Minimal Growth of American Indians and Alaska Natives in Medicine
Though there have been substantial efforts in increasing the racial and ethnic diversity in medicine, there has been minimal growth in people who identify as American Indian and Alaska Native and apply and enroll in medical school in the U.S., according to a new report released Tuesday.
Gender and International Diversity Improves Equity in Peer Review
The acceptance rate for eLife manuscripts with male last authors was significantly higher than for female last authors, and this gender inequity was greatest when the team of reviewers was all male; mixed-gender gatekeeper teams lead to more equitable peer review outcomes.