Found 89 articles

  • Learning to Slack

    • Dec 3, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I am a recovering perfectionist. OK, that's not entirely true. I'm a perfectionist who is working against these tendencies. My desire for things to...
  • We've Been Tolerating Bretts—But Not Anymore

    • Dec 3, 2018
    • Katie Rose Guest Pryal
    I went to college with Brett Kavanaugh. No, not really. He's a lot older than me. Plus, he went to Yale University CT, and I went to Duke Universit...
  • No Playbook, No Problem

    • Dec 3, 2018
    • Karen Costa
    Churchill: “We created a space for these women from all over the world to tell their stories.”
  • Believe Women

    • Nov 1, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    On my desk is one of those clichéd felt boards with white plastic letters graced with inspirational quotes. Right now, my board reads, “Your silenc...
  • Women Also Know History, So Ask Them About It

    • Nov 1, 2018
    • Mary Lou Santovec
    Data from the American Historical Society show that women now earn one‐half of the degrees awarded in history. But the discipline still has an outs...
  • Sound Thinking NYC Addresses Issues of Gender Equity in the Music Business

    • Nov 1, 2018
    • Lois Elfman
    Designed by Dr. Jeanne Houck , Sound Thinking NYC debuted in July 2018 with a cohort of 39 New York City 11th and 12th graders, selected from appli...
  • Barnard College Acquires Ntozake Shange Archive

    • Oct 30, 2018
    • Lois Elfman
    All of us at Women in Higher Education were saddened to learn that Dr. Ntozake Shange died on October 28th at the age of 70. We mourn her loss. To ...
  • “Safety Lights Are for Dudes”

    • Oct 3, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Recently, my children asked to watch the original Ghostbusters (1984) because they both love the Ghostbusters reboot from two years ago. My kids re...
  • Facing Their Fears: Helping Students Overcome the “College Fear Factor”

    • Oct 3, 2018
    • Karen Costa
    There is a popular belief in higher education that goes something like this: If students are not succeeding in college, it is due to their own lack...
  • Find the Middle Lane

    • Oct 3, 2018
    • Katie Rose Guest Pryal
    I write about mental health on the internet. I do this writing to help destigmatize mental illness and also to help those who are like me live bett...
  • Teaching Beyond the Classroom

    • Sep 7, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Almost two months ago, one of my former students emailed me to tell me how much my class—Apocalypses and American Religions—meant to him. It was a ...
  • Pasquerella Brings Insight to AAC&U Presidency

    • Sep 7, 2018
    • Lois Elfman
    Now in her third year as president of the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), Dr. Lynn Pasquerella brings not only an outstand...
  • A Home for New Beginnings

    • Sep 7, 2018
    • Mary Lou Santovec
    The stories of Native Americans taught in history books are generally incomplete or full of half‐truths and myths. Shana Harming plans to right som...
  • Fight Racism or Be Complicit

    • Aug 1, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    In early July, NPR reported that the Trump administration rescinded Obama administration guidance “that encouraged schools and colleges to promote ...
  • The New Job Search: Five Rules for Success

    • Aug 1, 2018
    • Karen Costa
    A few months ago, I engaged in a job search that left me wondering which rules had changed and which remained the same. Here's one example: when I ...
  • Held Accountable: An Interview with Andrea Pino

    • Aug 1, 2018
    • Katie Rose Guest Pryal
    On June 25, 2018, Andrea Pino , a first‐generation, queer, Cuban‐American college student who graduated from the University of North Carolina at Ch...
  • Women Writers Share Their Wisdom

    • Jul 5, 2018
    • Karen Costa
    In the June issue of WIHE , I wrote an article about how to start a writing practice this summer. In part two of this special series, I've collecte...
  • Social Listening With Liz Gross of Campus Sonar

    • Jul 5, 2018
    • Amma Marfo
    “I think that's a problem you could solve.” That statement, shared with Campus Sonar founder Liz Gross as she described a challenge she'd come acro...
  • Me Too, Me Too, #MeToo

    • Jul 5, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    People keep asking me when I am going to write about #MeToo. They ask if I wrote about #MeToo in my recent book, Sexism Ed , but I didn't. They ask...
  • Quit Lit is About Labor Conditions

    • Jun 7, 2018
    • Katie Rose Guest Pryal
    The dismal state of the academic labor market has been critiqued for years at this point. Those of us who began our doctorates before contingent la...