Topic: Hiring, promotion, and tenure

The university in the populist age

By Steven Tufts and Mark Thomas

Right-wing populism threatens the future of higher education, but remaining passive and retreating to a disinterested vision of the university will actually […]

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A populist wake-up call for universities

By Mark Kingwell

For many, universities do not represent opportunity or self-realization, but instead elite self-regard and academic exchanges in which they see no relevance. […]

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A personal perspective of contract instructing in Ontario

By Andrew Robinson

Contract faculty work in Ontario is unfair, ineffective, and ready for a shakeup.

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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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Tenure and Academic Freedom: The Beginning of the End

By Benjamin Ginsberg

Since the Second World War, Canadian and American universities have offered faculty members tenure, the promise of lifetime employment to those who […]

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The Last Professors: A eulogy to “the Last Good Job in America”

By Emily Gregor Greenleaf

Frank Donoghue: The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities (Fordham University Press, 2008)

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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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Being feminist in the academy

By Katrina Srigley

Wendy Robbins, Meg Luxton, Margrit Eichler, and Francine Descarries, eds., Minds of Our Own: Inventing Feminist Scholarship and Women’s Studies in Canada and Québec, 1966-76 (Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2008).

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Performance Pressure

By Megan A. Kirk and Ryan E. Rhodes

Are New Faculty At-Risk of “Letting Themselves Go” due to the Demands of their Profession?

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