Monthly Archives: October 2015

THE PARADOX OF THE ‘UNDER-PERFORMING PROFESSOR’

UNCATEGORIZED THE PARADOX OF THE ‘UNDER-PERFORMING PROFESSOR’ https://academicirregularities.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/the-paradox-of-the-underperforming-professor/ JULY 10, 2015 LIZMORRISH 26 COMMENTS This post has been inspired by an apparent declaration of hostilities towards professors in a number of universities. The weapon of choice has been performance management, … Continue reading

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Want democratic reform? Let’s start with the country’s newspapers

I am re-blogging Murray Dobbin’s article below. An excellent piece. Want democratic reform? Let’s start with the country’s newspapers Want democratic reform? Let’s start with the country’s newspapers Posted: 30 Oct 2015 04:04 PM PDT Observing the cathartic effect of the … Continue reading

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University Canada Betrays University Education 2

(Thanks to Alex K for these thoughts) A year in the making? Really? Wow, groundbreaking stuff. How many resources were spent coming up with this bold and innovative vision? Let’s hire a new consulting team and appoint a few more … Continue reading

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Universities Canada Betrays University Education

The front page of the Globe and Mail in an article called Universities Commit to Building Private Sector Partnerships illustrates how Universities Canada which “represents” Canadian Universities have completely sold out what universities are for to satisfy business interests.  Arts and … Continue reading

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The Needless Complexity of Academic Writing

Read link first http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/10/complex-academic-writing/412255/?utm_source=SFFB My experience of this is that academics need to sound greatly more intelligent to each other and than the person on the street. A lot of insecurity here. Also, sometimes the ideas they are presenting are … Continue reading

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Canada’s head-in-the-sand, racist and structural NIMBY

There was an article in yesterday’s Moan and Wail written by some European academic who praised Canada for its commitment to multiculturalism and how Canada has not become xenophopbic about immigrants as many right wing parties in many European countries … Continue reading

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Cdns vote against their own self interests

Poor and middle class Cdns always vote against their own self interests. In order to get rid of an evil man and his cronies they vote for a party (liberals) that support almost exactly the same policies in every substantive … Continue reading

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