Topic: Editorials

Editorial Matters: The relationship between higher education and the state has always been a complicated one.

By Graeme Stewart

THE FIRST European universities, for the most part established through papal bulls, coexisted uneasily with secular authorities. They were located within kingdoms and […]

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Editorial Matters: The reality of precarious academic work around the world

By Graeme Stewart

On February 25, 2015, many adjunct faculty members in the United States walked out of their classrooms to protest their working conditions. […]

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Havoc! Havoc! Smyt fast, give gode knocks!

By all accounts, February 10, 1355 began quietly enough in Oxford. It was the feast day of St. Scholastica, who, despite what […]

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Into the program prioritization debate

Last week, we published an article by Leo Groarke and Beverley Hamilton on program prioritization. For the uninitiated, program prioritization is a […]

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We Teach Ontario launches student video contest

We Teach Ontario, OCUFA’s campaign highlighting the important connection between teaching and research, has launched a student video contest. The contest offers […]

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Editorial Matters: Skin in the game

We only do an issue of Academic Matters if we think the topic is important, timely, or relevant to the current state-of-play […]

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Where have all the academics gone?

By Graeme Stewart

Writing in today’s Ottawa Citizen, Lawrence Martin observes that Canada’s academic are “missing in action”. That is, almost totally silent on the […]

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Reflections on the CSSHE Annual Conference: Good, but more policy, please?

This past week, Academic Matters was fortunate to attend the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. As a magazine dedicated […]

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