Diverse Education: Research Focuses on Lack of Women Authors on Graduate Syllabi

Diverse Education: Research Focuses on Lack of Women Authors on Graduate Syllabi. “In a recent article published in The Journal of Politics, [Dr. Heidi] Hardt’s team reported the findings of their four-year research project. In what the researchers describe as the largest known study of Ph.D.-level assigned reading across a discipline, they analyzed 88,673 readings from 840 syllabi and 65 reading lists used in political science graduate courses….In addition to documenting the gender readings gap, the researchers have also made their Graduate Assignments DataSet (GRADS) publicly available as a free online database for researchers seeking to diversify syllabi or publications.”

Tech Ethics Curricula: A Collection of Syllabi (Medium)

Launched last July but new-to-me, via Medium: Tech Ethics Curricula: A Collection of Syllabi. “I started a Google spreadsheet to track links to tech ethics syllabi. I made it openly editable, because I worried that hand curation would result in me being a too-busy-assistant-professor bottleneck. I seeded it only with the ethics and policy class that I teach. I tweeted it. It got a lot of attention in part thanks to Boing Boing. It did not take long for me to make my point — that these classes are out there. “

Niche Canada: The Syllabus Project

Niche Canada: The Syllabus Project. “Has anyone else noticed how often environmental history syllabi largely omit women and scholars of colour? A colleague’s initial Twitter query about good sources for an environmental syllabus was followed by dozens of excellent suggestions—but none of those suggested sources were written by women and few were by scholars of colour. Dolly Jørgensen commented on this lack of diversity, and a lively Twitter discussion ensued about the structural reasons for underrepresentation. A discussion on the Women’s Environmental History Network (WEHN) email list occurred simultaneously, while the #WomenAlsoKnowHistory hashtag and website https://womenalsoknowhistory.com/ were in development.”

Digital Science: World’s First Open Syllabus Project To Expand Into New Languages After Being Awarded By Global Innovation Grant, From Digital Science

Digital Science: World’s First Open Syllabus Project To Expand Into New Languages After Being Awarded By Global Innovation Grant, From Digital Science. “The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) is building the world’s first large-scale online database of university course syllabi as a platform for new bibliometric, research, teaching, and administrative tools. The project’s beta Syllabus Explorer launched in 2016 with an archive of over 1 million syllabi and the ability to rank texts by appearance and co-occurrence on syllabi (i.e. what’s taught together). The Syllabus Explorer also debuted a new prototype publication metric—teaching score—derived from the frequency with which works are assigned. OSP is based at The American Assembly, a public policy institute at Columbia University, and its next version will greatly expand the size of the collection, the quality of metadata, and the range of tools available for filtering and analyzing curricular data. Syllabus Explorer 2.0 will launch this fall […]

Storybench: How to convert a Google Doc to RMarkdown and publish on Github pages

Storybench: How to convert a Google Doc to RMarkdown and publish on Github pages. “Professors across the country are scrambling to tidy up their syllabi. But how to best share them with students? I’ll be publishing my ‘Digital Storytelling and Social Media’ syllabus on Github using a simple website publishing format called RMarkdown. The good news is, if you can type your syllabus into Google Docs, you can build a site like this…”