Stuff cuts are just the most visible aspect of critical problems within the modern university, as a new survey of academic workers reveals.
Lecturers need to be adept at both the theories of online learning and the technology used to do it.
Public universities in Nigeria have been bedevilled by lecturers’ strikes for years. To break the cycle, the union insists the institutions should be adequately funded.
Creating more universities in Nigeria has serious implications for quality of graduates.
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.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, universities are using video for so much of their teaching. Some worry this will hurt student learning, but that’s not what we found.
Conducting research and contributing to knowledge creation might be the only way for academics to sustain their jobs.