In my opinion
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.
These centres have proven they are not mere “support” units but are crucial to the university’s mission.
Use of letter grading in rapidly redesigned online courses further reinforces the many inequities already magnified during the current crisis.
Many universities have rolled out short-term assistance programs in response to the pandemic, but longer-term solutions are necessary to create lasting change.
Why speak up now and risk the awful backlash that works to show how I am worth less? Because right now, silence is complicit.
We searched the literature and consulted our colleagues from across the country for innovative approaches and resources.
As the U.S. burns, we should not be naïve about our own past and present that at times demands redress, reconciliation and progressive action, says Brock University president Gervan Fearon.
They are the life force of scientific discovery, yet a disproportionate number of research trainees face a dire financial situation moving forward.