University leaders concerned about the employability of graduates should sustain academic and curricular diversity, including the liberal arts.
We need to introduce consistency and reliability into the classroom, and place the student experience at the centre of our teaching.
The second annual International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating is an attempt by universities around the world to raise awareness about students who hire others to do their work.
Why don’t more students protest against this most universally distressing ritual of university life?
When students don’t participate, neither they nor their peers can learn as much.
We do not pretend that there is a singular answer or indivisible truth. Instead, we must embrace complexity.
A university principal reflects on his efforts to stay active as a professor.
UBC’s “Moments that Matter” course mines departmental expertise to transform a second-year history course into a team performance.
How students respond to failure is a strong predictor of future success.
Engaging with students – both inside and outside the classroom – who are continually linked in to social media and online devices presents a range of opportunities, challenges and pitfalls.
One academic’s journey in search of new perspectives.
From cherished childhood stories to highbrow literature to weighty non-fiction, academics weigh in.
“Encountering different voices singing different tunes has the potential to create new and powerful combinations.”
For the last five semesters I have co-taught an introductory biology course. Until now, this has not been the norm in our department. This semester has been different for many instructors: half of our courses are now co-instructed. This dramatic restructuring has caused me to reflect on my experience as a member of a teaching […]
Just starting out? Worried about your lectures, your students, your time-management skills and more? Eight academics offer up their advice.
This fall I returned to teaching after a three-year hiatus. Two maternity leaves plus a sabbatical meant that, although I kept myself busy with other forms of scholarly activity, I had not stepped foot in a classroom for three years. That’s almost the lifespan of an undergraduate cohort, and in some ways the cultural imagery […]
Over the last two years the department of educational studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) has been attempting to push the limits of what a small department can do to create compelling online courses and digital resources. As part of this experiment our popular first year transitions course, Introduction to Higher Education, was offered in […]
The programs not only upgrade their academic qualifications but expose immigrants to how their profession is practised in Canada.
New designs address the trend towards student-centred, active learning.
The authors of a new book challenge what they call the “frantic pace” of contemporary university life.