Transparent selection processes and merit should be emphasised more in appointing vice-chancellors in Nigerian universities.
The pandemic has negatively affected female and racialized faculty. Universities need to make sure their career advancement doesn't suffer.
The realities of the job market mean most PhD students no longer work alongside people whose professional paths they will follow. Universities must do more to support non-academic mentorships.
Academics report feeling unhappy and isolated in their current work culture.
Transforming knowledge and letting oneself be transformed by the knowledge of others requires slowness, almost an asceticism.
Conducting research and contributing to knowledge creation might be the only way for academics to sustain their jobs.
A communication studies professor purposefully antagonizes students to show how putdowns and other forms of negative criticism can impact student learning.
Despite calls for their ouster, public university professors who utter offensive things enjoy free speech protection. But a scholar argues for another way to respond to what those professors say.
The story of a six-year-old boy with dyslexia who, with support from friends and teachers, became a successful professor. Now he teaches teachers how to help children like him.
Africa's universities supposedly became more independent after the early 1990s. But it appears they haven't achieved much more than cosmetic autonomy from political interference.
African academics are steeped in European knowledge systems and ways of teaching. There is a galaxy of African scholarship they can draw from to change this - if they're brave enough.
Professors help students question their beliefs and assumptions. How should they build the trust?
Academia suffers from a stunning lack of diversity. Only 6% of academics in higher education are black. What are some of the experiences of black faculty?