What are harmful systems in scholarship?

Session 1 of 3 of the Scholarship Values Summit 2021 The context for scholarship has changed. The cultural norms and incentives for scholarship today (e.g. ‘publish or perish’) were established during a now-outdated context for traditional academia (see Lancaster et al 2018). Such framing and assumptions no longer work in today’s mainstream academia, let alone …

Soldiers lined up in rows in a marching formation. The image is black and white except for PFC Hunniecutt (the author), soldier on the end of the row in the second lane, who is shown in color for emphasis. Photo credit: Bays Photography

The Veteran Community is Hurting this Veterans Day

What you need to know and how you can help By Ronin Institute Research Scholar Jeni Hunniecutt Veterans Day in the United States this year arrives under the shadow of the end of our war in Afghanistan. The end of war calls for a time of reflection, and as millions of military Service Members and …

Groundhog Day: The Plight of Postdoctoral Researchers

By Ronin Institute Research Scholar Laure Haak The original version of this post first appeared in An Idea on Medium Let’s drive innovation by re-envisioning postdoctoral research as a fixed term “Tour of Duty”, with embedded offboarding, alumni services, and access to “Veteran’s benefits” for all who participate. Postdoctoral researchers are a critical component of …