Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Bias In Faculty Mentoring, and Why UCD Aggie Newspaper Is Important, more reasons...

NPR: Evidence Of Racial, Gender Biases Found In Faculty Mentoring (includes transcript and audio)
Research found faculty in academic departments linked to more lucrative professions are more likely to discriminate against women and minorities than faculty in fields linked to less lucrative jobs.

College Candy goes Kanye about it: "College Professors Don’t Care About Women And Minorities"
and they also call out everyone else: The best colleges in the country don’t care about women or minorities. Women and minorities don’t care about women and minorities. Fun!
A UCD whistleblower has a follow up book -into the subject of UC retaliation toward UC whistleblowers.
In fact, the book title is "Retaliation".
Took a: look inside the book via Amazon- you can do the same here.
In the chapter titled "Entrapment" there are multiple references to The Aggie- "California Aggie", the student newspaper- their news coverage became part of the story (referenced in the verbal exchanges, moves in that fight and in UCD administrative actions).
page 4 "In addition, an article in the campus newspaper, the California Aggie, had sparked the attention of the legal folks at the USDA."

page 6 "I have a quick question about the article in the California Aggie that sparked a legal question from the USDA," I said to fill the void.

The book seems to be both a detailed account- but also a quick read. In the excerpt it looks like the book sometimes uses pseudonyms and at other times real names. Not sure if in the paper version they make it clear that they are using pseudonyms and composites for certain characters, or not- but readers should keep that in mind.
In the verbal exchanges in the book it points out the UC student newspapers are sometimes the only record of what is really going on at UC campuses. They are a service for all UC community members in real time. They should not have to scrounge around for funding, support.
Remaking the University has this in a new post here: In other words, these cuts were political choices, not economic necessities. As we have pointed out on numerous occasions, they were driven by the politics of the Schwarzenegger administration, took shape in the Compact that UC signed onto willingly (see the Futures Report and Cuts Report), and were deepened before being partially reversed by Jerry Brown. The state's economy has grown but spending by Sacramento on higher education has been cut. This is a point that needs to be made more forcefully than simply noting the cuts.

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