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:

The academy’s neoliberal response to COVID-19: Why faculty should be wary and how we can push back
By Honor Brabazon, St. Jerome’s University in the University of Waterloo
“The emergency shift to remote teaching that universities have made in response to the COVID-19 crisis has been justified as an exceptional measure for these unprecedented times. Faculty understand and appreciate the privilege many of us have in this crisis and we were happy…”

COVID-19 reveals the folly of performance-based funding for universities
By Marc Spooner, University of Regina
“The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the folly of performance-based funding schemes for post-secondary institutions planned by the Ontario and Alberta governments. Proposed indicators in both provinces for determining how well universities are performing are linked to labour-market and economic outcomes…”

The 7 elements of a good online course
By George Veletsianos, Royal Roads University
“With very few exceptions, online teaching and learning will be the primary mode of education for the majority of higher education students in many jurisdictions this fall as concerns about COVID-19 extend into the new school year. As an education researcher who has been…”

Coronavirus: When teaching during a disaster, students need to be partners
By Jean Slick, Royal Roads University
“Many universities and colleges are planning to teach most of their courses online in the fall, even though there are still many unknowns. Postsecondary institutions first transitioned from face-to-face to online learning in March, when the threat of COVID-19 emerged. Institutions…”

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