Filtering by Subject: Gender Equity in Education

Building a Queer- and Trans-Inclusive Microbiology Conference

Rachel Gregor, Julie Johnston, Lisa Shu Yang Coe, et al.

Published: 2023-05-03
Subjects: Gender Equity in Education, Microbiology

Microbiology conferences can be powerful places to build collaborations and exchange scientific thought, but for queer and transgender (trans) scientists they can also become sources of alienation and isolation. Many conference organizers would like to create welcoming and inclusive events but feel ill-equipped to make this vision a reality, and a historical lack of representation of queer and [...]

Towards a new stable state: Equitably assessing trainee writing productivity post-COVID-19

Freya Rowland, Kyra Prats, Yara Alshwairikh, et al.

Published: 2022-08-31
Subjects: Disability and Equity in Education, Education, Gender Equity in Education, Higher Education

The current academic ‘ecosystem’ prioritizes publications and has remained in this stable state despite increasing calls for change. Although writing is a strong determinant of academic success, certain groups may experience publishing barriers that may be amplified by disruptive events like the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we surveyed 342 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to assess (1) how [...]

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