Why Are We Holding Onto the GRE?

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test taken by many aspiring graduate students. In fact, until very recently, the GRE test was required nearly universally for admission to US graduate programs. Much like the forms of standardized testing used in undergraduate admissions, GRE scores are often used predominantly with a cutoff to separate […]

Should My Lab Have a Twitter?

Right now, just about everything has had to move online, and I’ve found myself thinking a lot about online teaching and alternative research and effective collaboration. But instead of that, I wanted to talk for a moment about something that I still don’t know what to think about: professional social media for academics. The first […]

The Lesson I Hope Higher Ed Learns from COVID-19

It’s late March of 2020, and that means that somewhere around 90% of the news I’ve read in the past week, something like 75% of the conversations I’ve had, and probably 50% of the academic work I’m currently doing are in some way about the COVID-19 pandemic. While day-to-day life is changing drastically and we […]

Open Access in Food Science: Self-Selecting for the Second Choice?

As someone with a background in programming (I finally caved recently and installed Linux on my new computer, one of the older and more established open source alternatives to Windows and macOS), I’ve been aware of open source software for a long time, and I owe a lot to that community. OpenOffice was the word […]