Topic: Faculty issues

The Myth of the Academic Generation Gap: Comparing Junior and Senior Faculty in Canada’s Universities

By Julian Weinrib and Glen Jones

It is commonly assumed that junior (pre-tenure) professors work much harder and have lower levels of job satisfaction than their more senior […]

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My Professorial ‘Eureka’ Moment

By Steve Penfold

I remember the exact moment when I realized that I really am a professor. It wasn’t when I got hired, that’s for […]

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Upgrade Anxiety and the Aging Expert

By Thomas R. Klassen

By definition university professors are experts in their fields. Given the laws of the universe, however, professors are also aging experts. Not […]

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Becoming Prof 2.0

By Melonie Fullick

In October 2010, “So You Want to Get a PhD in the Humanities” was posted on YouTube and began to circulate rapidly […]

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Editorial Matters – Reflections

By Mark Rosenfeld

With this issue, my editorship of Academic Matters comes to a close. Endings also herald new directions as the editorship passes to […]

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False allegations of sexual harassment: Misunderstandings and realities

By Catherine Burr

Since sexual harassment can be in the eye of the beholder, only evidence that meets civil standards of proof, argues a university complaints investigator, can fairly decide what happened.

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Chronicles of Faculty Idealism, Disenchantment, and Resistance

By Richard Wellen

A collection of the recollections and analyses of long-service academics, who have faced the disenchantment many academics feel, could be a valuable resource for dialogue on our campuses.

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Salary Spin Cycle – Does It Hold Water?

By Kim Alba

Mark your calendars! On Friday, April 1, it will be time for the annual disclosure of the Ontario public sector $100,000 club.

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Is the Teacher-Researcher Faculty Model Just Too Expensive?

By Ken Snowdon

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?

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How Influential are Faculty Today? Responses from the Canadian Professoriate

By Amy Scott Metcalfe, Donald Fisher, Yves Gingras, Glen A. Jones, Kjell Rubenson, and Iain Snee

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?

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