Category Archives: Academic Development

Punished for Good Grades

“Study hard, earn good grades and career success will follow. Actually, a new study finds that this common advice given to college students isn’t true.” According to an article at Inside Higher Ed, women in STEM fields face a steep consequence for being, well, too good. When everyone tells them to be perfect and their projects must always be twice as good to get attention, how can women overcome this new curve ball? Read it here.

Faculty-Grad Student Sexual Harassment Study

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The #MeToo movement has brought more light to the pervasive sexual harassment that women experience in everyday life. Months before the Harvey Weinstein tipping point, Inside Higher Education reported on studies that show blatant harassment of graduate students from faculty. “Data ‘confirm that faculty harassment of students is more widespread than many may appreciate’ says the study, forthcoming in Utah Law Review.” Read the story here.