Found 194 articles

  • Not “Too Emotional”

    • Jun 1, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Recently, I re-watched Captain Marvel (2019) with my family. We're sort of Marvel nerds, and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) is one of our favorite su...
  • Making Time for Radical Rest

    • Jun 1, 2021
    • Lee Skallerup Bessette
    Summer is almost upon us, a time where we in higher education usually shift gears; faculty shift their attention to their research while staff take...
  • In Defense of Slowing Down

    • Jun 1, 2021
    • Amanda Furiasse
    At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the fall of 2020, chatter and debate erupted on social media in the aftermath of research studies finding...
  • Making Mistakes

    • May 4, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I made a mistake. Actually, I made two mistakes in the span of two weeks. These weren't the tiny everyday mistakes that happen with or without our ...
  • How to Leave Well

    • May 4, 2021
    • Katie Rose Guest Pryal
    One of the hardest things we do in our professional lives is quit. This is my last piece as a regular columnist for Women in Higher Education . But...
  • The Perils of “Dark Academia”

    • May 4, 2021
    • E.R. Zarevich
    A crisp, calm, foggy autumn night. A haunted, secluded castle sitting lonesome on a hilltop, overlooking a quaint little village. A dusty study sto...
  • Anxiety in an Anxious Age

    • Apr 2, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    A few months ago, I had a video call with a physician's assistant. I had called a bit frantically days before. I couldn't fall asleep at all or I w...
  • Stukes Develops Data Science Opportunities for Johnson C. Smith Students

    • Apr 2, 2021
    • Lois Elfman
    It seems improbable that a storied Black institution had not previously had an African American professor in its computer science and engineering d...
  • Rewriting the Narrative on Imposter Syndrome

    • Apr 2, 2021
    • Melanie V. Tucker
    My initial introduction to imposter syndrome was through my work with first‐generation students. The more I learned about how imposter syndrome, of...
  • My Anger Remains

    • Mar 1, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I'm angry. Again. I'm trying to answer the emails that overflow my inbox and convince a first grader to please for the love of all that is good and...
  • A New Guide Focuses on Online Feminist Pedagogy

    • Mar 1, 2021
    • Mary Lou Santovec
    Necessity is often the mother of a creative invention. When COVID‐19 hit college classrooms in March 2020, faculty, administrators and students scr...
  • How Virtual Writing Retreats for Academic Women Improve Productivity and Mental Health

    • Mar 1, 2021
    • Nicole Janz and Rowena Murray
    It was in the early weeks of the COVID‐19 lockdown that Charlotte stopped writing her dissertation. “Our family had been separated,” she says, “I l...
  • The Costs of Speaking Out

    • Feb 1, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    In the late afternoon on Jan. 6, an email landed in my inbox. I didn't notice it at first. My eyes had been glued to Twitter and various news sites...
  • Dawuni to Oversee Women's Leadership Center at Howard University

    • Feb 1, 2021
    • Lois Elfman
    The election of Howard University DC alumna Kamala Harris to the office of Vice President of the United States has put a spotlight on the historica...
  • Now Is the Time for Contemplative Teaching

    • Feb 1, 2021
    • Donelle Dreese
    A pandemic era is a difficult time for educators who have no interest in teaching in an online environment. My intention is not to persuade instruc...
  • Some Pitfalls of Public Engagement

    • Jan 4, 2021
    • Anna Piela
    Public engagement is often an indicator of prestige and impact for both scholars and universities. Institutions value the media attention and finan...
  • Not Quite Half‐Full

    • Jan 4, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I used to be a “glass half‐full” kind of person. I used to be optimistic. Optimism has never been my natural state of being. I'm not convinced that...
  • Let's Acknowledge Our Suffering

    • Jan 4, 2021
    • Katie Rose Guest Pryal
    If you are like me, you are struggling right now. Perhaps even more than you have been during this difficult year. Your institution reopened, and y...
  • Program Provides Academic Lifeline to Incarcerated Individuals

    • Jan 4, 2021
    • Mary Lou Santovec
    According to multiple studies, incarcerated individuals who enroll in postsecondary education while behind bars have a much lower rate of recidivis...
  • Working Mothers Still Aren't Okay

    • Dec 1, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    It's November, the day after the election and after my new book was published. I'm once again sitting at my dining room table or, as I like to call...