The pandemic is forcing many academics to consider their future. These are tough times for universities and many have lost jobs, but those fortunate enough to have a choice should weigh up all options.
Does intellectual freedom mean academics can say what they want in whatever way they choose? Tim Anderson had a win this week, but a judge must still decide whether he was wrongfully dismissed.
DJ Kool Herc is considered the “sonic originator” of hip-hop.
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With Congress designating Aug. 11, 2021, as Hip-Hop Celebration Day, a scholar and performer of the art form makes the case for hip-hop to become more prominent in American academe.
Completing hefty reading and writing assignments can pose an unnecessary burden on students who must work.
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Higher education in the US has been faulted for not requiring students to read and write enough. But is that criticism justified? New research raises doubts.
Summer schools need to address the emotional and academic needs of children.
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This year summer schools will have to figure out how to tend to the emotional and academic needs of students coming out of remote learning.
No longer sharing names.
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The institutional design of BRIN allows for political intervention, showing how the Indonesian government is unwilling to prioritise research and technology.
Hip-hop professor A.D. Carson.
Can college professors rap their way into academic publishing? One professor makes an album to prove they can.
On International Women’s Day, universities should resolve to lead the way in reshaping workplace rituals, rules and routines to advance gender equality and ensure safe workplaces.
International Women’s Day is a time to take stock of what has been achieved and what remains to be done. 2020 was a massive missed opportunity to improve gender equity among university leaders.
The University of Sydney paid its vice-chancellor $1,627,500 last year, more than any other Australian public university VC received.
Vice-chancellors’ average remuneration has soared from 2.9 times lecturers’ pay in 1975 to 16 times in 2018. New governance arrangements triggered the trend and might be needed to rein it in.
Iranian state television reports the release of Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert.
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Academic freedom is under assault around the world. Academics and students are being killed, injured, detained and disappeared in a pattern of disturbing increases in state repression.
To navigate the toughest phase of their careers, junior academics need to know more than how to write research papers and apply for grants. Structured mentoring, based on their input, is a huge help.
How to get ahead.
It’s not just employers, it’s society in general.
Teaching loads, family responsibilities and lack of research resources and mentors have hampered the progress of women in universities. And when the pandemic hit, it made the situation worse.
Legislation governing universities varies from one to the other, often leaving their purpose undefined. But it certainly matters when determining an academic’s duties in an unfair dismissal case.
The gravitational pull of global rankings consumes university energy and attention. But there had to be a better way to measure their value.
Many African researchers feel they should do research that would be acceptable for publication in Western outlets.
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The desire of scholars and universities in Africa to fit into a model imposed from elsewhere may hinder development in Africa.
Nigerian universities should ensure their journals are of a high standard.
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The proliferation of sub-standard journals may be attributed to the proliferation of universities in Nigeria and this demands urgent attention.
Academics report feeling unhappy and isolated in their current work culture.
Working-class academics can play a key role in boosting student diversity.