Topic: Universities and the academic mission

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 Quiet Campus: The Anatomy of Dissent at Canadian Universities

By Ken Coates

The remarkable—a word that can be read in many different ways—2012 student protests in Quebec have stirred memories of the activist campuses […]

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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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Knowing Your Undergraduates

By Ken Steele

With career-oriented students seeking variety in their university experiences, universities are diversifying their appeal. The downsides are often talked about, but this evolution could well help universities in regions of population decline survive, while offering students clearer choices among a broader range of educational options.

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