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Doing the PPP: A skeptical perspective

By Leo Groarke and Beverley Hamilton

So-called “program prioritization processes” have been a hot topic at American and Ontario universities. But as Leo Groarke and Beverley Hamilton argue, the cost of PPP is much higher than many administrators realize.

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Academic Attention Deficit Disorder

By David Smith

At conferences I sit at the back of the room. I’m a people watcher, and from the back I can observe the […]

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Are the Stars Aligned? Will Canada finally create an international education strategy?

By Roopa Desai Trilokekar & Glen A. Jones

In its 2011 budget, the Government of Canada announced an allocation of $10 million over a two year period for the development […]

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The Myth of the Academic Generation Gap: Comparing Junior and Senior Faculty in Canada’s Universities

By Julian Weinrib and Glen Jones

It is commonly assumed that junior (pre-tenure) professors work much harder and have lower levels of job satisfaction than their more senior […]

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Coursera, or Socrates was not a Content Provider: The University of Toronto and Coursera Agreement

By Craig Butosi

The Globe and Mail reported recently that the University of Toronto was the latest signatory to an agreement with Coursera, a Web-based […]

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Zen and the Art of Metacognition: Quality-Based Discrimination, Peer Assessment & Technology

By Steve Joordens, Dwayne Pare, Lisa-Marie Collimore & Tim Cheng

In 1974, Robert M. Pirsig wrote a book entitled “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”, within which he provided a philosophical […]

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Lost in Translation after Graduation?

By Pamela Cushing, Ph.D. & Kimberly Ruiter, B.A., King’s University College at Western University

What students do after leaving the academy can be impressive, surprising, and, as one department found out, useful for universities interested in improving the student experience.

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Copyright discourse in the academy: Values, policies, and technology

By Tony Horava

The university needs to appreciate better the intertwined relationship between values, policies, and technologies with respect to copyright issues.

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Access Copyright: University libraries give up on the copyright go-between

By Nick Falvo

Access Copyright is much like the Blockbuster Video of Canadian university libraries. At one time, it seemed indispensable. Today, it’s almost obsolete.

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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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