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Social science must be at the heart of research policy

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But for Rita Gardner, social sciences are what make the whole ecosystem work for society The post Social science must be at the heart of research policy appeared first on Wonkhe. Government attention to research and innovation is increasingly focused on STEM.

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Labour’s life sciences approach may be caution as a policy choice

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James Coe takes a look at the cautious competence of Labour’s life sciences plan and asks how different a Labour government’s approach to R&D policy might be The post Labour’s life sciences approach may be caution as a policy choice appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Policy changes hitting appeal of study destinations

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A third of prospective students are “open to reconsidering” their preferred study destinations following policy changes in a number of key countries, new research has shown. IDP’s research found that the UK has been most impacted by the changing policy environment.

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Do test-optional policies increase diversity?

Higher Ed Data Stories

However, critics of test optional like to trot out this study from 2014 , suggesting test-optional policies do not increase diversity. Finally, admissions, opportunity, culture, and policy are complex. As Mark Twain allegedly said, "I was gratified to be able to give an answer right away. I said I didn't know."

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What a sector-wide analysis of university policies tells us about approaches to sexual misconduct

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Reflecting on their analysis of university sexual misconduct policies, Sundari Anitha and Ana Jordan reveal concerning trends, and argue that the sector has a very long way to go The post What a sector-wide analysis of university policies tells us about approaches to sexual misconduct appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Yale Adopts ‘Test-Flexible’ Policy

Inside Higher Ed

Yale University is adopting what it calls a “test-flexible” policy on standardized exam requirements, in which applicants must submit test scores but can choose to replace the traditional SAT or ACT with AP or International Baccalaureate exams. The policy will go into effect next admissions cycle.

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Cornell, Vanderbilt Extend Test-Optional Policies

Inside Higher Ed

Cornell and Vanderbilt Universities both announced this week that they will extend the test-optional admissions policies they adopted during the pandemic. Cornell’s extension is short term, applying only to the next application cycle, while Vanderbilt’s forestalls a permanent decision for three more years.

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