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BY DERRICK E. RANCOURT | NOV 20 2020

Unlike specialists who possess depth in one area and generalists who have breadth but no depth, “versatilists” are the best of both worlds.

BY AARON LANGILLE & VICTORIA KANNEN | NOV 16 2020

What the rapid shift to remote delivery has shown us about the value of compassion.

BY EVA-LYNN JAGOE | NOV 06 2020

Whether I am in a studio or lecture hall, in-person or online, what matters most is that I teach clearly and precisely so that students can incorporate the benefits of the class material for themselves.

BY TIM KENYON | NOV 02 2020

A look at some of the common research obstacles faculty may face once they have received tenure.

BY P. NYM | OCT 27 2020

The current peer review system chews up and spits out authors – where reviewers are acting more as gatekeepers for publishers than as advising peers.

BY NANDINI MAHARAJ | OCT 09 2020

Focusing on feel rather than fit can promote greater happiness and engagement.

BY JUDITH WALKER | OCT 05 2020

Whether we like it or not, the CV plays a huge role in the tenure process, so telling the right story is key.

BY DERRICK E. RANCOURT | OCT 02 2020

Non-academic mentors, especially those familiar with the culture of academia, can offer empathy, validation and healthy perspectives.

BY DAVID SEALEY, ADRIAN YUNG, CRICIA RINCHON & CHRISTINA WEHRLE | SEP 28 2020

By participating in the Team Case Study program at U of T, life science graduates gain a competitive edge in the non-academic job market.

BY SUSAN L. JOUDREY & MABEL HO | SEP 01 2020

A conscious willingness to be vulnerable can relieve some anxiety and establish a sense of community.

BY NANA LEE | AUG 24 2020

The world has changed, but we cannot let that stop us from achieving or from connecting with one another.

BY BARBARA CROW & ALICE PITT | AUG 18 2020

Despite all of the affirmative action policies and unconscious bias training at universities, something is still amiss.

BY JACKIE PICHETTE & JESSICA RIZK | AUG 11 2020

Use the supports available at your institution, accept the idea that students know what works for them and share your ideas with your peers rather than reinventing the wheel.

BY IAN MILLIGAN | AUG 04 2020

Deans can champion interdisciplinarity all they want – but once scholars are up for tenure or promotion, it all rests on the individual professions.

BY NICOLE JOHNSON & GEORGE VELETSIANOS | JUL 13 2020

Based on a recent survey, both faculty and administrators agree that pedagogical strategies are needed for teaching online.

BY MAÏKA SONDARJEE | JUL 07 2020

We should participate in changing the academic reward system and its culture of comparison.

BY DERRICK E. RANCOURT | JUN 22 2020

With a little lead time and institutional support, professors can make great online courses.

BY RYAN RACINE | JUN 17 2020

This advice is not only for recent postsecondary graduates, but for anyone hoping to engage in some self-reflection while in quarantine.

BY HOWARD RAMOS & MARK C.J. STODDART | JUN 03 2020

Online teaching requires learning new skills, as well as acknowledging the types of audiences they are attempting to engage.

BY ILEANA DIAZ, SHIVA MOHAN, KATE MOTLUK, ALISON MOUNTZ, MONICA ROMERO, ANA VISAN & KIRA WILLIAMS | MAY 20 2020

A group of migration scholars share how the pandemic is impacting both their personal and work lives.