Curt Rice: Five suggestions about women professors

Increasing the number of female senior researchers seems to be almost a platitude in discussions about higher education reforms. It nevertheless remains an ongoing fight. Despite measures and endless talks throughout at least one decade, higher education remains a male arena when it comes to post-doc level positions. This does not speak in any sense against continuing the task of increasing the number of women. More than ever the slow increase should work as a motivation to continue fighting and working on a more equal representation of women in the areas that wants to shape our future.

Professor Curt Rice, a professor of Language and Linguistics and the Vice President for Research & Development at the University of Tromsø in Norway sums up five recommendations to increase the number of women professors through strategic governance. Even though his thoughts are not new for those who have been in the field of gender equality in higher education in the past, the article is worth a reading: For its clear and target group oriented five suggestions.

Read more: Five suggestions about women professors « Hedda – Higher Education Development Association.

Curt Rice writes regularly about university leadership on his personal blog.

Access All Areas @Palgrave Macmillan in April

Publisher Palgrave Macmillan is running a campaign during April that allows free access to all of their journals. They publish journals in the humanities, Social Sciences and Business, including well-known political science journals such as International Politics, Comparative European Politics, and British Politics. Access is available from April 1-30. Librarians can sign up for a free trial of the administrative account.

Palgrave Macmillan – Access All Areas.

Soziale Herkunft und Theoriepräferenz bei Soziologie-Studierenden

Gerade gelesen: Gibt es einen Zusammenhang zwischen sozialer Herkunft der Studierenden und ihrer Präferenz für bestimmte soziologische Theorien? Ausgehend von Bordieus Habitusansatz ist diese Frage berechtigt. Eine Onlinebefragung von knapp 300 Studierenden an deutschen Hochschulen zeigt erste Ansatzpunkte für Zusammenhänge: Studierende aus Hausfrauenfamilien sind offener für hierarchische Ansätze, Außerdem zeigten sich regionale Unterschiede: Für Studierende der bayerischen Hochschulen sind Parsons und Luhmann beliebter und Hierarchien notwendiger. Berliner und Baden-Württemberger bevorzugen Marx und Foucault. Der beliebteste Theoretiker der befragten Studierenden ist Bordieu.

Soziologiemagazin S. 68-84 Soziale Herkunft und Theoriepräferenzen von Soziologiestudent_innen Eine  Querschnittserhebung im Anschluss an Bourdieu. Von Tobias Riede und Christopher Wimmer

Was von der Guttenberg-Schavan-Sache übrig bleibt…

Fast schon vergessen, aber gerade wieder in einem meiner Interview-Transkripte entdeckt:

Antwort einer Interviewperson auf die Informationen zum Forschungsprojekt und zu meiner Dissertation:

“Yah I heard your minister of your education and //((laughs)) mhm// the minister of defence, so- you do your original stuff?”