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COVID-19 and Academia


COVID-19 and Academia

Resources for Texas A&M Faculty

The following sites offer relevant information and updates for Texas A&M faculty:

COVID-19 Guidance for Texas A&M University
TAMU Provost Communications to Campus about COVID-19
Research Guidance During COVID-19
Keep Teaching: Resources for Faculty To Learn How to Design and Facilitate Courses Online
COVID-19 Information for Graduate Students
Office for Diversity "Fighting Xenophobia and Anti-Asian Racism" Resource Page

Guidance for Supporting Faculty During and After COVID-19

"Supporting Faculty During & After COVID-19. Don't let go of equity." Produced by Leslie D. Gonzales and Kimberly A. Griffin, co-leads for ASPIRE: The National Alliance for Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty.

"More than just child care: policies for working parents navigating Covid-19 and beyond." Prepared by Women Faculty Forum at Yale University.

Updated MOU on Teaching/Research Evals, Tenure & Promotion, and Remote Teaching. Joint agreement with the faculty union (UFF) and Florida International University

Mala Htun, "Tenure and promotion after the pandemic," Science 368(6495): 1075 (June 5, 2020)

Merlin Oleschuk, "Gender Equity Considerations for Tenure and Promotion during COVID-19" Canadian Review of Sociology (August 11, 2020)


Selected Articles about the Impacts of COVID-19 on Academia

Marc Parry, "As Coronavirus Spreads, Universities Stall Their Research to Keep Human Subjects Safe" The Chronicle of Higher Education (March 18, 2020)

Beckie Supiano, "As COVID-19 Erases Line Between Work and Home, Professors Learn to Teach Remotely While Watching Their Kids" The Chronicle of Higher Education (March 27, 2020)

Julia Piper, "When COVID-19 Makes Campus Visits Impossible, How are Colleges Hiring?" The Chronicle of Higher Education (April 6, 2020)

Megan Zahneis, "Faculty Fear Pandemic Will Weaken Their Ranks" The Chronicle of Higher Education (April 9, 2020)

Alessandro Minello, "The Pandemic and the Female Academic," Nature (April 17, 2020)

Kim Brettschneider, "How to Ace the Virtual Interview" The Chronicle of Higher Education (April 22, 2020)

Trisalyn Nelson and Jessica Early, "Covid-19 and the Academic Parent," The Chronicle of Higher Education (April 27, 2020)

Musa al-Gharbi, "Universities Run on Disposable Scholars" The Chronicle of Higher Education (May 1, 2020)

Colleen Flaherty, "The 'Right Not to Work'" Inside Higher Education (May 4, 2020)

Bryan Banks, Stacey Blersch, Patty Chappel, Amanda Rees, and Eric Spears, "Keep Calm and Hire On (If You Get the Chance) The Chronicle of Higher Education Chronicle Vitae (May 6, 2020)

Bryan Alexander, "How the Coronavirus Will Change Faculty Life Forever" The Chronicle of Higher Education (May 11, 2020)

Raechele Pope, "COVID-19 Is Making Us Rethink Everything" [Re: Being a Strong and Effective Advisor to PhD Students] Inside Higher Education (May 11, 2020)

Anne Fazackerley, "Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase" The Guardian (May 12, 2020)

Stephanie Goodwin and Beth Mitchneck, "STEM Equity and Inclusion (Un)Interrupted?" Inside Higher Education (May 13, 2020)

Giuliana Viglione, "Are women publishing less during the pandemic? Here's what the data say" Nature (May 20, 2020)

Emma Pettit, "Being a Woman in Academe Has Its Challenges. A Global Pandemic? Not Helping" The Chronicle of Higher Education (May 26, 2020)

Honor Brabazon, "The academy's neoliberal response to COVID-19: Why faculty should be wary and how we can push back" Academic Matters: OCUFA's Journal of Higher Education (May 29, 2020)

Lia Paradis, "A Day in the Life This Fall (Faculty Edition), Inside Higher Education (June 3, 2020)

Colleen Flaherty, "Scientists with Young Children Less Productive Working at Home," Inside Higher Education (July 16, 2020)

Jillian Kramer, "Women in Science May Suffer Lasting Career Damage from COVID-19," Scientific American (August 12, 2020)

Jamie Vernon, "Disproportionate Effects of COVID-19 Within Research" Sigma Xi (August 24, 2020)