In my opinion
The global COVID-19 crisis offers universities the ideal pretext to change their practices and rethink their definition of academic work and its value.
The COVID-19 pandemic may presently complicate matters, but after classes return to normal, the problem must still be addressed.
With the right investments, we can create the foundation for the current generation of researchers to remain inspired and do their best work.
It is likely the tsunami of research triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic will generate its fair share of conflicts related to the confidentiality of research data and intellectual property.
What are you doing to connect with people of colour? Do you know your BIPOC colleagues and students? Do you know their hopes and aspirations?
Ed-tech companies aim to be providers of educational content, but it’s hard to believe they are as concerned about academic quality as long-established educational publishers have been.
Being told your voice is too feminine, or too accented, lays bare what scholars already know: the important link between voice and power.
The decision by the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice to end undergraduate placements with police and prison authorities is not ‘academic isolationism’ but a measured response to injustice.
Ensuring equitable and quality education, as well as effective and efficient evaluation of student learning are among the imperatives identified for this disrupted academic year.
The decision by Carleton University criminologists to eliminate student placements with police and correctional services is ill-advised.
The argumentative essay – the gold standard of persuasive writing – may be a better measure of good rationalization than good critical thinking.
Distinguishing a unique sense of place within a common virtual space of online learning will require significant investment.
A professor who loves the classroom goes online – and finds its virtues.
Efforts to address issues of equity, diversity and inclusion require leadership, good governance and accountability.
Taking matters to court is stressful, time-consuming and expensive for all parties. It’s better to avoid legal proceedings if you can.
Seek instructional help from colleagues, be honest with your students, be generous to yourself and others. We’re all in this together.
Let’s ensure we recognize and support their extraordinary efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.
Eliminating bureaucracy is not possible, but paying attention to simple guidelines for best practice can go a long way towards reducing its expansion.
Fine arts programs are vital incubators for future creative leaders.
Good governance is about roles and responsibilities, and the accountable execution of those roles and responsibilities.