In such a polarized age, universities and colleges should uphold the core values of liberal education by asserting, through their policies and practices, the reasonable, rational middle ground.
Cultural bias against teaching-only academics will see them get the axe in funding cuts to higher education.
The low share of women revealed in this data is problematic for two reasons: a lack of diversity, and what it shows about women's participation in the social network of informal collaboration.
The reality of life as an academic – not quite as comfortable as you might think.
When the political becomes personal.
Are we in danger of losing academic freedom?
Hidden in the detail of the latest higher education reform package, there are talks of creating teaching-only universities.
India will soon have the largest economy in the world. A way for Australia to benefit is to collaborative with universities.
Teaching-only positions are perceived as second class, with few opportunities for research or career progression.
Our need for unbiased, well-researched information has never been greater.
But are UK universities running the risk of institutionalising public engagement?
What is it like being an autistic academic?
Academics worldwide are calling for the US president to reconsider the executive order on immigration, which many say is damaging to research collaboration.
This move to measure the impact of university research on society introduces many new challenges that were not previously relevant when evaluation focused solely on academic merit.
Research looking at evidence-based teaching in higher education tends to be based more on anecdotes than on large, robust and peer-reviewed data.
Many young academics and those who might be considering an academic career will be horrified by what's unfolding at South Africa's institution. Will bright minds be lost?
The decision to award former Prime Minister John Howard an honorary doctorate was criticised. So what are honorary titles - and why do we still have them?
Students feel they are not getting the support they need, despite research showing that the relationships students have with their lecturers can have a big influence over retention rates.
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Academics feel insecure, are overwhelmed by unmanageable workloads and burdened by bureaucracy. And things are only getting worse.