Unlike specialists who possess depth in one area and generalists who have breadth but no depth, “versatilists” are the best of both worlds.
What the rapid shift to remote delivery has shown us about the value of compassion.
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.
A look at some of the common research obstacles faculty may face once they have received tenure.
The current peer review system chews up and spits out authors – where reviewers are acting more as gatekeepers for publishers than as advising peers.
Focusing on feel rather than fit can promote greater happiness and engagement.
Whether we like it or not, the CV plays a huge role in the tenure process, so telling the right story is key.
Non-academic mentors, especially those familiar with the culture of academia, can offer empathy, validation and healthy perspectives.
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.
A conscious willingness to be vulnerable can relieve some anxiety and establish a sense of community.
The world has changed, but we cannot let that stop us from achieving or from connecting with one another.
Despite all of the affirmative action policies and unconscious bias training at universities, something is still amiss.
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.
Deans can champion interdisciplinarity all they want – but once scholars are up for tenure or promotion, it all rests on the individual professions.
Based on a recent survey, both faculty and administrators agree that pedagogical strategies are needed for teaching online.
We should participate in changing the academic reward system and its culture of comparison.
With a little lead time and institutional support, professors can make great online courses.
This advice is not only for recent postsecondary graduates, but for anyone hoping to engage in some self-reflection while in quarantine.
Online teaching requires learning new skills, as well as acknowledging the types of audiences they are attempting to engage.
A group of migration scholars share how the pandemic is impacting both their personal and work lives.