From the admin chair
A combination of events set me to thinking about “boldness” this summer and early fall. Just before summer started, one of our researchers at Dalhousie University, Jeff Dahn, signed a contract with U.S. electric-car manufacturer Tesla Motors. This led to a visit by Tesla’s vice-president, J.B. Straubel, complete with a bright red Tesla that was […]
Ongoing learning will be necessary for all careers, inside and outside academia.
Persuasion by donors and industry partners is the kind that causes the most commotion, but there are other kinds, too.
These partnerships can open doors and windows in the Ivory Tower.
Convergence is in the air.
Staying faithful to our principles.
This is a shared dilemma.
It’s all about learning.
It’s one way for institutions to become sustainable.
Mind the gap.
Back to the drawing board.
“It’s difficult to measure productivity well but that doesn’t mean we can avoid it.”
Grim tales are taking over our story.
A plea for collegiality.
Change we can (try to) believe in.
We need to measure what students learn.
Why we choose university administration.
Thirty-six years, but who’s counting.
What I learned from reading the biography of Steve Jobs.
A degree is an opportunity, not a guarantee.