In business, diverse perspectives are known to drive innovation and profitability. Diverse perspectives drive innovation in all aspects of academia as well. A recent study emphasizes these innovations in the research arena and also highlights the fact that novel contributions by gender and ethnic minorities in academia are not as readily adopted by their peers. Today’s edition of the ADVANCE Weekly Roundup summarizes this study and highlights key areas where inequities exist.Counter academic inequities by reading and citing articles such as these.
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Very important points! “Beyond these examples of mentorship and self-advocacy, Cox said it’s imperative that institutions have dedicated diversity proponents who “are consciously reviewing applications and making sure that biases don’t come into conversations about somebody’s work,” for instance. And on tenure and promotion, she said, “How do you evaluate someone’s contribution if it does not fit into a box?” Fostering diversity comes down to “policies and presence,” she advised. Otherwise, “higher ed will go for what is safe, conservative and known.””