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Faculty | Teaching and learning
For teaching-only faculty, a controversial role

Non tenured “teaching only” faculty play a useful role by shouldering heavier teaching loads than tenured professors who do research. Even so, these positions remain controversial

November 3, 2008
Teaching and learning | Technology
How technology is transforming the lecture

Professors are gaining valuable insights into their teaching methods by looking at their own video-recorded lectures and examining how students are using them.

November 3, 2008
Career Development | University and society | Humanities and social sciences | Programs and curriculum
Philosophy’s makeover

Think philosopher, and other-worldly may come to mind. But if you need someone who can think, argue and work through complex problems, you want a philosopher. No wonder the worlds of business and law are eager to snap them up

November 3, 2008
Managing the university
A five-step program for change

University presidents must push their institiutions into the 21st century, argues former University of British Columbia president Martha Piper, in this excerpt from a keynote speech delivered to university presidents at the annual meeting of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada this past April.

October 6, 2008
The poppy man: Peter Facchini explores the benefits of the opium poppy

University of Calgary’s Peter Facchini seeks to unlock the secrets of one of mankind’s oldest, most valuable and most controversial domesticated plants – the “sleep-giving” opium poppy.

October 6, 2008
The wild web

Social networking sites are uncharted territory for cheating, identity theft and other mischief. How should universities address the growing possibilities for problems on the new frontier?

October 6, 2008
The search is on at the top

When it comes to selecting a new president, universities follow a distinctive – and to an outsider somewhat perplexing – process. Presidential search committees tend to spend the better part of a year scouring the globe in search of potential candidates.

September 8, 2008
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