In my opinion
The answer lies with students themselves – if we really listen.
Criticizing your colleagues for “dumbing it down” does a disservice to knowledge translation – and imperils the planet.
Learning in community is linked to better academic performance and gains in skill, competence and knowledge as well as overall satisfaction with university experience.
They’re a waste of time, with little evidence they make a difference in decision-making.
Why does the scholarship of teaching and learning remain a hard sell to faculty?
Life experience is a transferrable skill.
What is the purpose of an internship, and how does it differ from basic schooling?
Why do hiring committees appear to favour graduates from big-league universities?
Part-time and summer jobs can be valuable sources of experiential learning and critical thinking for students.
It’s up to all of us, with a bit of mutual understanding, to stem the tide of increasing regulation at Canada’s universities.
Why researchers are studying cannabis for promising anti-seizure medication.
Or, to quote Gord Downie, “I’m not going to do the dancing bear!”
We need to refocus and intensify our efforts on math education if Canada is to compete internationally.
A phenomenon called “ethics creep” is discouraging researchers rather than protecting study participants.
A new taskforce report by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies says it’s time to rethink the PhD.
Universities can create intentional, integrative learning opportunities without disrupting the rigour of academic disciplines.
A recent study finds evidence that thoughtful, persuasive commentary by academics can shift the debate and affect policy.
Students need to reach out for help, and our systems must work to provide solutions.
If we are serious about accessible online learning, we must talk openly about disability as if it is right here, right now – because it is.
Suggesting students should replace classroom learning with so-called real-world experiences actually weakens the argument for a university education.