New articles from Academic Matters

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There is more to Academic Matters than just the print issue. New articles are being added to the Academic Matters website every week. Here are some recent articles you might find interesting:

Coronavirus pushes universities to switch to online classes — but are they ready?
By Shandell Houlden, Royal Roads University and George Veletsianos, Royal Roads University
“In light of rising concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and calls to contain the virus, a growing number of post-secondary institutions have shut down in-person classes. The virus has revealed vulnerabilities in post-secondary systems around the world. It is now…”

5 ways to keep human connections when moving learning online due to coronavirus
By Erika E. Smith, Mount Royal University
“Universities across Canada and the world have been working to rapidly move their face-to-face classes to remote delivery. While digital technologies enable people to work and learn from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, this huge task of seeking to meet particular learning…”

Survey of UK academics finds widespread feelings of stress and overwork
By Mark Erickson, University of Brighton; Carl Walker, University of Brighton, and Paul Hanna, University of Surrey
“Many people imagine universities to be calm and relaxed places of work, populated by academics who have long holidays, small workloads and obsessions with obscure subjects. But our new research paints a very different picture. Together with a recent report from the Wellcome Trust, our…”

Students less likely to report sexual harassment when the perpetrator is a professor
By Stephen Aguilar, University of Southern California
“In 2017, Karen Kelsky, a consultant for people looking for academic jobs, launched a survey to capture people’s experiences of sexual harassment at colleges and universities. I took interest in this survey because it was widely reported and sparked a lot of interest how…”

Why universities and colleges should think twice before punishing student protesters
By Jerusha Osberg Conner, Villanova University
“For much of the 2019-2020 academic year, Syracuse University has been besieged by student protests over how the school handled of a series of racist incidents on campus. In the latest protest, Syracuse student activists have occupied the campus administration building since Feb. 17…”

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