Topic: Teaching and learning

Are books ready for the dustbin of history?

By Janet Miron and Joan Sangster, faculty members at Trent University

Are books a condition of our labour? Do we need libraries with stacks and physical collections? Recent discussions within libraries across the […]

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Mentorship Matters: The Case for Graduate Professional Development

By Reinhart Reithmeier & Christopher Kelleher

Today, the majority of PhD graduates will not become university professors. Two reasons for this are glaringly simple: professors are not retiring […]

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Show me the money: Is our obsession with grant money creating an avoid-teaching-at-all-costs mindset?

By David R. Smith

There is a pecking order in my department, as I’m sure there is in yours. At the top are those with the […]

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OCUFA releases principles for the Ontario university funding formula review

The provincial government has signaled that it intends to review the formula according to which funding is allocated to universities. Over the […]

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Taking the long view of Indigenous teacher education

By lolehawk Laura Buker

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

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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.

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More on bad Ontario/California comparisons

By Graeme Stewart

Ken Snowdon has released a paper that echoes our criticisms about Ian Clark’s recent article advocating “California Style”differentiation in Ontario. OCUFA, our […]

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The perils of California Dreamin’ in higher education

By Graeme Stewart

Writing in the National Post, Ian Clark argues that emulating California’s higher education system will increase the productivity and efficiency of Ontario’s […]

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Why not have mandatory “toolbox” training?

In a recent meeting with a number of teaching-minded colleagues, one made what – to me – sounded like a rather innocent […]

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Zen and the Art of Metacognition: Quality-Based Discrimination, Peer Assessment & Technology

By Steve Joordens, Dwayne Pare, Lisa-Marie Collimore & Tim Cheng

In 1974, Robert M. Pirsig wrote a book entitled “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”, within which he provided a philosophical […]

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