Opinion

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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A parent’s view of educational copying and #CopyrightReview

By Meera Nair

Dear Mr. Boissonnault: I write in connection to remarks you made on November 22, during a meeting of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (beginning […]

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Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education, a review

By Gerald Walton

When I was a doctoral student early in the millennium, I remember a lot of talk among my colleagues about “lines.” In […]

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Divisions in the university commons yield dividends: A partial review of Peter MacKinnon’s University Commons Divided

By Root Gorelick

In University Commons Divided, Peter MacKinnon, the long-serving president of the University of Saskatchewan, has written an interesting introduction to some of […]

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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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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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