articles tagged: academic
how to dodge responsibility, comp sci edition
# tech

how to dodge responsibility, comp sci edition

Computer scientist Nick Barnes shows us pretty much everything wrong with colleges' attitudes towards their students and curricula by example...

academics double down on their defense
# education

academics double down on their defense

Colleges are being confronted about the mixed outcomes of their graduates and they're not taking the feedback seriously.

how academia unplugs from the outside world
# education

how academia unplugs from the outside world

The ivory tower phenomenon is real, and it's brutal on scientists and their research.

watching the end of an eccentric’s journal
# science

watching the end of an eccentric’s journal

The Journal of Cosmology is closing its doors. Bloggers relying on clicks from picking apart deeply flawed studies are devastated.

why quantity can so often overtake quality
# science

why quantity can so often overtake quality

Administrators are drowning in papers and statistics, but they're still incentivizing scientists to keep producing a tsunami of marginally useful papers.