Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"Each scientific field excursion needs an authority figure who has been clearly designated as someone whom women can tell." - more

NYT Op Ed: Science’s Sexual Assault Problem

It was no one’s job at my university to hear or care what had happened to me and I did not conceptualize it as a workplace issue, but rather as a personal one cloaked in fear, shame and silence.
There is a fundamental and culturally learned power imbalance between men and women, and it follows us into the workplace. The violence born of this imbalance follows us also. We would like to believe that it stops short of following us into the laboratory and into the field — but it does not.

H/t Meranze daily links at Remaking the University
and this Research Enterprise post: University of California proposes its own venture fund

comes up in comments at this Remaking post on UC Ventures

Daily Caller has one angle on the Higher Education Act moves includes comments from Anne Neal, she has also made many policy comments on Title IX etc.

that article is about this Heritage Foundation forum:

Description: The average college student leaves school with more than $26,000 in debt, and total student loan debt in the United States now exceeds $1 trillion. At the same time, too many students leave college without the skills needed to be successful in the workforce. And yet, despite the dire state of today’s higher education system, there is hope on the horizon: By favoring knowledge and skill acquisition over seat time, online options and competency-based learning are disrupting the traditional higher education market and perhaps have laid the foundation for a revitalization of American education. Despite the promise presented by these innovations, however, the antiquated higher education accreditation process remains a considerable obstacle to reform. Congress may also soon consider various proposals to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which governs all federal student loans and grants.
These UC chats seem less than full community participation- but anyway, here:

Napolitano speaks with alumni about tuition, online education in webchat Thursday

UC Alumni Hangout with Napolitano can be viewed here

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