Study finds that over three-quarters of biology conferences do not have codes of conduct. Half of conferences that do have codes of conduct fail to mention sexual misconduct, and many do not include methods for reporting misconduct and consequences for violators.
Students think it is instructors' responsibility to ensure they don't surf the web in class, according to a new study.
College affirmative action bans may adversely affect the health of underrepresented minority high school students, according to the results of a new study from researchers at Penn Medicine. Between 1996 and 2013, nine US states banned consideration of race and ethnicity in college admissions. A new study in PLOS Medicine shows that the action bans had unanticipated effects, specifically resulting in increased rates of smoking among minority high school students.
While serious economic and societal issues continue to swirl around the gender pay gap, new research published in the INFORMS journal Organization Science shows one area where this inequality is starting to disappear -- higher education. Researchers have found that the gender pay gap disappears at more prestigious universities.
An alignment of researchers, health ministries and the World Health Organization has outlined the steps to develop a global program to control scabies -- the parasitic disease affecting 450 million people annually in mainly low-income countries. The paper published in The Lancet journal was led by Murdoch Children's Research Institute, in collaboration with the International Alliance for the Control of Scabies, the World Health Organization, researchers and the Ethiopian, Solomon Islands and Fijian Health Ministries.
Gender-based violence (GBV) could be tackled more effectively by giving healthcare students wider and more practical education and training in identifying and responding to the 'warning signs' presented among patients they will encounter in professional life, according to a new study.
The next generation of nurses need the right tools to ensure that they are poised to deliver age-appropriate care and address the specialized needs of an older population. Researchers have developed and tested an innovative new curricular approach to educate undergraduate nursing students in geriatric care.
Science professors go through years of training to learn about their field, yet they often don't receive any formal education in how to teach students about it. This new study tracks one way that university science departments are working to amend that. Over the course of a decade, the researchers found, the number of education experts in science departments in the country's largest four-year public university system doubled.
An SDSU researcher's study finds science faculty with education specialties are having an increasing impact in K-12 and undergrad science education.
The more a student engages with various activities on campus, the higher their odds of success post-graduation. According to a study by researchers from the Higher School of Economics, not only academic but also research and social engagement, such as participation in student organisations and events, can be linked to the development of critical thinking skills which are essential for general well-being as well as career advancement.