Friday, March 10, 2017

Bringing Beyonce to Class, and 9 Other Articles About Higher Ed

Another travel ban, the realities facing women in PSE, and supporting those not on the tenure-track are among the topics covered in the latest collection of PSE stories. Oh, and adding Beyonce to the syllabus. Cant' leave that one out...

Province to hire outside consultant to review Alberta university and college funding

The Edmonton Journal
An external consultant will next month begin examining and analyzing Alberta’s current post-secondary funding model as part of the government’s tuition review process.

Supporting Academic Staff

Inside Higher Ed
Elizabeth H. Simmons offers advice on how deans, chairs and directors can make academics outside the tenure system feel valued, rewarded, included and consulted.

Women ‘slipping down career ladder’ in Canadian universities

The Times Higher Education
Analysis of deans shows women are less likely to be rehired than men.

X-ing Out Excellence

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Lucy Ferriss writes almost anything else instead — Fabulous! Fascinating! Well argued! — because calling students' work excellent gives them no further room to improve.

Trump immigration ban ushers in an age of academic darkness

The Globe and Mail
“As targeted racialized academics, we knew we were being forced to accept loss and indignity,” write Aisha Ahmad and Minelle Mahtani of their decision not to attend upcoming US-based conferences due to the Trump administration’s revised travel ban.

Women’s studies programs fight for recognition

University Affairs
Though more relevant than ever, the field seems to have to continually justify its existence.

We, the academic elite, need to reach out

University Affairs
"We need to become aware of the social realities that set us apart from many of our fellow citizens and address them."

Women in research: bibliometrics show progress over 20 years

The Times Higher Education
Elsevier report highlights countries and subjects where gender equality is improving the most.

Learning from Beyoncé and Kanye: Profs use stars to highlight wider issues

The Globe and Mail
“Over the past few years, a growing number of universities have warmed to teaching classes linked to today’s celebrities,” writes David Friend for the Canadian Press.

When a Student Cries

Vitae
Listen to them, but remember: Not all tears are created equal.

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