Tag Archives: publication

Oh the Humanities!: Causes for the Humanities Crisis?

The Chronicle of Higher Education had a number of interesting articles this week that touched on the Humanities. The first argues that high school dual enrollment programs that allow incoming students to get credit for general education classes (mostly english and history, it seems) through AP testing actually works to set up Humanities departments for […]

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Let Them Study Literature!

We’ve posted before about the tendency for politicians and the general public to equate university education with trade school, or to view all education as simply job training. Everything has to have an economic use, or else it’s useless. We tend to view everything in terms of money. It’s unfortunate, but true. A recent article in […]

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Top Ten: Tips for Success in Writing

It’s time for a Top Ten List! It’s been a little while, and even though it isn’t Thursday (and Thursday is now Policy Spotlight day!) the Top Ten lives on! Today’s Top Ten centers on tips for success in grant writing (but these tips can apply to all types of writing). 1) Schedule your writing […]

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NEH Announces Major New Funding

The first awardees under NEH’s new Public Scholar program have been announced.. over $36 Million! “This funding will support a wide variety of projects including traveling exhibitions, the creation of new digital research tools, the preparation and publication of scholarly editions, professional development opportunities for teachers and college faculty, the preservation of cultural collections, collaborative […]

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Open Access at VCU

Open Access has been quite a buzz word over the last few years, with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) leading the charge to require public access to federally funded research data and publications. Federal agencies release their Open Government Plans every two years. The plans describe the agency’s efforts and […]

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Responding to Negative Reviews

“Publish or Perish” is the oft-repeated mantra of academia, but as we’ve discussed before, the “publish” part  is getting more difficult.  Maybe not as difficult as getting funded these days, but still, difficult. Peer review is part of both the publication and funding processes, and as we have discussed before, there are inherent problems, especially in […]

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Thursday Top Ten: The Top 10 Retractions of 2014

Today’s Top Ten is brought to you by The Scientist and the folks at Retraction Watch. Check out the Top Ten Retractions of 2014!     

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Sham Journals Are On the Rise: What to Watch Out For

Open access, transparency, and accountability are the latest buzzwords in scientific publication, it seems. Even the Gates foundation has joined the list of advocates for open access. This is, of course, a good thing. Access to information is always important, and transparency and accountability are laudable, common sense goals. Focusing on these things brings to light […]

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Humanities Research Center Residential Fellowship Program for Spring 2016

This just in from our friends at the HRC: The Humanities Research Center’s annual Residential Fellowship Program each year gives four faculty members who are working on related issues or topics release from all teaching responsibilities for one semester so that they can focus on their individual research projects and at the same time engage regularly […]

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Intellectual Property: What’s a Work for Hire?

We are back from winter break, and ready to get back into the swing of things! Let’s start out with some intellectual property! Here’s an interesting article from the Chronicle of Higher Education about copyright and intellectual property. What you may (or may not) have the copyrights to may surprise you! What’s a ‘Work for […]

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