Academia

My three-point plan to ensure academic freedom

Last week, I participated in a panel discussion exploring freedom of expression following a powerful play, <i>The Hearing,</i> produced by the Israeli Stage …

Education

Academic Freedom and Outside Speakers

<i>The statement that follows, prepared by a subcommittee of the Association’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, was approved for publication</i> …

Education

Library Job Hunt: Round Two

Recently, I was at an on-campus interview for a position at a large academic library. Early on in the day, I found myself being relaxed and calm. I …

Employment

Beijing takes more control of international universities in China

Emily Feng in Beijing<p>China’s Communist party has ordered foreign-funded universities to install Communist party units and grant decision-making …

China

Surviving Institutional Racism In Academe

Readers, I will be honest with you: when I accepted my first tenure-track position, I was excited to formally join the academy. I naïvely assumed the …

Emotions

Racing for academic glory and patents: Lessons from CRISPR

The much-publicized dispute over patent rights to CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology highlights tensions that have been percolating for almost four …

CRISPR

Industry, Academia, and Government Working Together

Industry and academia have a symbiotic relationship. Industry looks to academia for qualified candidates to add to its workforce, while educational …

Innovation

Nonexistant Paper Racks Up 400 Citations

Pieter Kroonenberg, an emeritus professor of statistics at Leiden University in The Netherlands, was puzzled when he tried to locate a paper about …

Academic Writing

Striking faculty to vote on Ontario colleges’ offer

<b>BY JENNIFER BIEMAN</b><p>Now in their fifth week on the picket line, Ontario’s 12,000 striking college faculty members are gearing up for a high-stakes vote …

Canadian News

UBC shelves new freedom of expression statement

The University of British Columbia has shelved a draft of a new statement on freedom of expression that professors argued was necessary to provide boundaries amid a wave of controversies at Canadian universities about how conflicts over speech and discrimination are addressed.<p>A working group of …

Civil Rights

The Prince of Horror

“Hill had maintained a daily writing routine since age 13, completing four or five books as a teen and four more as an adult, and was now, at the …

Academic Publishing

College faculty strike heads into Week 5 as faculty get ready to vote on management offer

As the strike by college faculty across Ontario heads into its fifth week, both sides in the bitter dispute are ramping up their campaigns to win …

Canadian News

Six ways to research without Google

We use Google for almost everything we do on the internet. Researching for a paper is one of them, but there are ways to look for information without …

Genealogy

Leafing through your favourite medieval facsimiles from your own desk

The Take a Break from the Present video series will take you on an exciting journey at the discovery of ancient illuminated books.

Medieval

Academic Freedom in the Era of Trump

By Sunaina Maira, author of Boycott! The Academy and Justice for Palestine This guest post is part of the ASA blog series published in conjunction …

Palestine

Universities Minister Must Stand Up For Academic Freedom Now Under Threat Fom Government Whip

Last week we learned that Tory MP Chris Heaton-Harris sent all Vice-Chancellors a letter requesting they send him a list of lectures on European …

Academic Freedom

Prefab: solution or symptom?

<b>This article is based on a paper on prefabricated construction, asking if it is a solution or a symptom in the current state of global construction</b> …

Construction

Why is academic freedom prolonging the Ontario college strike?

This morning, I had the opportunity to talk with CBC radio morning shows about academic freedom: what is it and why is it important to professors. …

Education

Write Out Loud: Risk & Reward in Digital Publishing - Hybrid Pedagogy

Language is a source of power that makes things happen in the world, and that is an important and challenging lesson to teach in college writing …

Publishing

Your thesis is the map, not the journey

<i>Before we begin the scheduled post, I want to interupt normal programming with a brief announcement. Australians reading this blog will know that we</i> …

Academic Writing

New Report: “The OA Effect: How Does Open Access Affect the Usage of Scholarly Books?”

From Springer:This report presents the first major comparative analysis of usage data for OA and non-OA scholarly books, and provides an informed …

Publishing

N.Y.U. Journalism Faculty Boycotts Abu Dhabi Campus

Journalism professors at New York University are refusing to teach at the school’s Abu Dhabi campus, after officials in the United Arab Emirates denied a faculty member a visa to teach there. That denial is a risk to academic freedom and the university’s administration has failed to speak out …

Abu Dhabi

A New White Paper From Arizona St. University Libraries: “The Future of the Academic Library Print Collection: A Space for Engagement”

As part of a $50,000 planning grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation exploring the future of print, the analysis is aimed at fostering engagement …

Libraries

Dr. Zhongwei Chen - Professor & Canada Research Chair

It all starts by forming the right team, designing the solutions that use the latest technologies, and leveraging all industrial resources to enrich …

Clean Energy

Scholarly Publishers Join Forces to Launch Scientific Society Publisher Alliance (SSPA)

Scholarly Publishers Join Forces to Launch Scientific Society Publisher Alliance (SSPA) 06 Nov 2017<p>Initiative Aims to Promote Awareness and Support …

Research

Volunteer for the New ACRL Task Force to Develop Project Outcome for Academic Libraries

The ACRL Board of Directors recently approved the development of a national survey management tool for academic libraries based on PLA’s Project …

Libraries

Former Hong Kong professor sold flat and car to fund legal case against Chinese University

Retired professor Julie Yu Hung-hsua has sold her car and her flat to pay legal fees for court appeals stretching almost three years, over a case …

Education

Top Academic Publisher Kowtows To China: Censors Thousands Of Papers, Denies It Is Censorship

It's no secret that the Chinese authorities wish to have control over every aspect of life in China, including what people say and do online. Here …

China

After scandals, NCAA takes the fall for complicit colleges

The organization is scapegoated for higher education’s failures<p>College sports fans probably weren’t surprised to learn that the University of North Carolina (UNC) had been engaged in academic fraud for decades. In this particular instance, students, predominately varsity athletes, were enrolled in …

Higher Education

Ontario College Educators Are on Strike for Their Students

There’s enormous agreement among Ontarians when it comes to the issue of a college education. A 2014 poll by Vector Research found that, when asked …

Higher Education