Opinion

Congress 2017: Challenges to the integrity of academic hiring practices

By Cheryl Athersych

During Congress 2017, a session on the Challenges to the Integrity of Academic Hiring Practices in the Corporate University encouraged participants to […]

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Congress 2017: Ask Someone You Don’t Know About Something You Don’t Know

By Cheryl Athersych

Above the Expo in a hallway, I found an art installation exhibit that, in a quiet and unassuming way, pulled together many […]

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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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Can Collegiality Be Negotiated? University Governance and Collective Bargaining

By Mark Crane, Ph.D.

After a marathon bargaining session that stretched into the pre-dawn hours of November 26, 2015 the Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) reached […]

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Your opinion matters

Academic Matters is now entering its 11th year of publication and has changed significantly over this period. The views of our readers […]

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University grads have the skills to succeed. Now where are the jobs?

By Brynne Sinclair-Waters

Getting the right skills for the job market is a hot topic these days. What skills are employers looking for? Are students […]

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The persistent myth of the “skills gap”

By Michal Rozworski

You’ve likely heard or seen a story somewhere in the media that employers face a skills shortage, or “skills gap”. The message […]

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Congress 2016 Day #3 – Learning outcomes and the Weingarten Hypothesis

Two very interesting sessions today, but for two very different reasons. The first featured research by Mary Catharine Lennon on learning outcomes. […]

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Congress 2016 Day 2: Governance controversies and reconciliation in the university

It was another interesting day here at the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Calgary. Two sessions […]

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Congress 2016 Day #1: Climate crisis, student unions, and even more controversy

The team at Academic Matters is always thrilled to attend the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, this year in Calgary, […]

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