In my opinion
Institutions of higher learning are ideally places where there is deliberation and reflection on hard questions, and a shared grappling with the public good.
Strategic investments are needed to support all stakeholders in the transition to research equity.
Rather than transmitting course content, in-person class time should be dedicated toward deep and transformative learning.
Universities and colleges need better, more easily accessible and culturally competent mental health services targeted to the needs of international students.
If the academy truly desires greater representation in its ranks, it would provide robust postdoctoral support and dismantle the exploitative adjunct system.
While there is no doubt that the Ukraine crisis benefits from expertise in fields like political science and economics, many journalists and public commentators have been using skills or discussing subjects associated with the humanities.
One thing we are hopeful about is that as a result of the pandemic, our pedagogy will have to become more flexible and dynamic.
The full extent of the damage on scholars and research will not be known for some time, but predictions are grim.
Universities are the backbone of our society, strengthening collective identity in all regions and reinforcing the hope for a better future in the minds of our fellow citizens.
We need to use research to identify and implement the most effective ways to support student writing development.
While celebrating the achievements of Black colleagues is important, we need to acknowledge that it can also be exhausting and even harmful.
The results of a recent study suggest it hasn’t worked for Newfoundland and Labrador.
Researchers in a survey said they don’t want to delay their tenure review but have the criteria for it shift.
Let’s make sure these mediated formats really are about facilitating students’ learning and procedural knowledge construction.
The work of equity asks leaders to support movement toward justice, even when we cannot always foresee or predict the path forward.
It is difficult to see performance-based funding as anything but an ideologically based attempt to redesign the fundamental mission of our universities.
Redefining how university and institutional administrations see this vulnerable population of highly skilled workers is an important first step toward countering inequity and mending the gender gap in academia.
A physicist who now works in Canada recounts being arbitrarily fired from his teaching position in Tehran.
We must shift our conceptions of leadership beyond the confines of individualist, transactional and hierarchal notions toward more complex, relational and collectivist ways that recognize Indigenous nationhood and knowledges.
The higher education community must act as a guiding light as we return to more in-person activities.