Topic: Faculty issues

The political challenge of academic commitment

By Robin Vose

As we approach this year’s federal election, professors and academic librarians have a responsibility to speak out.

READ MORE

Taking the long view of Indigenous teacher education

By lolehawk Laura Buker

Exploring what Indigenous education can bring to our universities and our communities

READ MORE

Deciding on a career in the college sector

By Linda Muzzin

Tenure-track positions in Canadian universities are getting harder to find. But recent research suggests that many full-time career opportunities exist in Canada’s colleges.

READ MORE

Photo by Adriaan Bloem

Academic Attention Deficit Disorder

By David Smith

At conferences I sit at the back of the room. I’m a people watcher, and from the back I can observe the […]

READ MORE

Canada’s universities and the loss of UCASS data: Scrambling for an alternative

By Felice Martinello

UCASS was an invaluable tool for collective bargaining and research into universities. Now that Statistics Canada has cancelled the dataset, faculty and administrators will need to find a trustworthy replacement.

READ MORE

Equality of Opportunity, Equality of Means: An Argument for Low Tuition and the Student Strike

By Daniel Weinstock

Read Jacob T. Levy’s take on this issue here. Political philosophers have taken in recent years to distinguishing between “ideal theory” and […]

READ MORE


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 […]

READ MORE

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 […]

READ MORE

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 […]

READ MORE