Topic: Universities and the academic mission

Against endorsing the Chicago Principles

By Sigal Ben-Porath, University of Pennsylvania

In response to rising tensions around free speech, many colleges and universities have endorsed the Chicago principles, which express a commitment to […]

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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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The November issue of Academic Matters is now live!

By Graeme Stewart

The great medieval universities – Paris, Bologna, Oxford – were places far removed from the tribulations of daily life. Under the protection […]

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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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"Lowering Higher Education" - book cover

Ivory Tower Blues, the Sequel

By James E. Côté and Anton L. Allahar

The authors of 2007’s Ivory Tower Blues continue their exploration of a university system besieged and adrift.

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'The Last Professors" - book cover

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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Educating the Child in Enlightenment Britain - book cover

Plus ça change? Education in the Enlightenment and Now

By Mark G. Spencer

Stephen Bygrave, Uses of Education: Reading in Enlightenment in England (Bucknell, 2009) and Mary Hilton and Jill Shefrin, eds, Educating the Child in Enlightenment Britain: Beliefs, Cultures, Practices (Ashgate, 2009).

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The University: Punctuated by Paradox

By Simon Marginson

Old/new, engaged/separate, public/private, elite/mass-oriented, national/global. But for universities, Simon Marginson argues, paradox is vital.

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