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Students less likely to report sexual harassment when the perpetrator is a professor

Some victims say their reports drew retaliation. pic_studio/Getty Images In 2017, Karen Kelsky, a consultant for people looking for academic jobs, launched […]

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5 ways to keep human connections when moving learning online due to coronavirus

Human connections and meaningful interactions are an essential part of the learning process, especially online. (Shutterstock) Universities across Canada and the world […]

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Coronavirus pushes universities to switch to online classes — but are they ready?

Universities and colleges cancelling in-person classes will need more than technology to have the capacity to offer flexible education. (Shutterstock) In light […]

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Why universities and colleges should think twice before punishing student protesters

Student activists are calling attention to a wide range of issues on campus. Drew Angerer/Getty Images For much of the 2019-2020 academic […]

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Survey of UK academics finds widespread feelings of stress and overwork

shutterstock/tuaindeed Many people imagine universities to be calm and relaxed places of work, populated by academics who have long holidays, small workloads […]

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Canada’s high schools are underfunded and turning to international tuition to help

Protesters join a demonstration organized by teachers’ unions outside the Ontario Legislature, in Toronto, as four unions hold a province-wide education strike […]

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How to make universities more inclusive? Hire more working-class academics

  Matej Kastelic/Shutterstock For several years, higher education institutions have been putting in place widening participation initiatives. These are designed to help […]

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Lecture recordings mean fewer students are turning up – does it matter?

Shutterstock In 2017, a business lecturer posted a photo on LinkedIn showing a completely empty university classroom, 15 minutes after the class […]

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Residential school literature can teach the colonial present and imagine better futures

A detail of the book cover for ‘Seven Fallen Feathers’ by Tanya Talaga. (House of Anansi Press/’Seven Fallen Feathers,’ book cover art […]

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What liberals and conservatives get wrong about free expression on university and college campuses

Demonstrators shout slogans during a rally for free speech near the University of California, Berkeley campus. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez When it […]

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