With career-oriented students seeking variety in their university experiences, universities are diversifying their appeal. The downsides are often talked about, but this evolution could well help universities in regions of population decline survive, while offering students clearer choices among a broader range of educational options.
Who are your students?
- Knowing Your Undergraduates
- Back to School Days
- You Can Lead Students To Knowledge, But How Do You Make Them Think?
- How Influential are Faculty Today? Responses from the Canadian Professoriate
- Bridging the Digital Divide
- Is the Teacher-Researcher Faculty Model Just Too Expensive?
- Humour Matters – Plagiarism: How about a Canada Research Chair in Surveillance?
- Editorial Matters – Understanding University Students
In This Issue
The challenges and joys of the professor-student. At age 51, a neurosurgeon returns to school.
The psychological defences students have get in the way of learning critical thought. How can university teachers encourage student to confront these defenses?
How are the pressure to publish or perish, fiscal austerity, and the growing ascendancy of managers combining to affect the influence of faculty on academic life?
A Non-Technical Approach to the Use of New Technology in Post-Secondary Teaching and Learning.
The authors of Academic Transformation argue the current faculty model of teaching-research is too costly, short-changes students of variety, and relies excessively on part-time faculty. Does their case stand up to scrutiny?
By now, students probably think all my courses are about plagiarism. I seem to talk about it constantly: reviewing its definition, enumerating its many versions, and warning of the pernicious consequences of doing “It”. Legalistic warnings take up almost as much space on my syllabi as the list of lecture topics or tutorial readings. Every […]
“Who are today’s university students?” The answer to that question is not so neatly encapsulated in a simple response. Ken Steele notes in the lead article of this issue that students are a diverse group looking for variety of university experiences. They differ regionally, demographically, and by expectation and motivation. They are ethnically diverse. They […]