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The persistent myth of the 'skills gap'
Shifting priorities in the new university
The academy’s neoliberal response to COVID-19: Why faculty should be wary and how we can push back
How do faculty and administrators imagine the future of higher education in Canada?
Twitter shaming won’t change university power structures
“Mind the gap”: Critical insights on the urgent transition to online learning in a time of crisis
Online learning during COVID-19: 8 ways universities can improve equity and access
Short-term anti-racist training is not enough to counter systemic racism in Canadian education
The ugly side of performance-based funding for universities
Book review: Open Minds explores how academic freedom and the public university are at risk
Beyond Zoom, Teams and video lectures — what do university students really want from online learning?
Students are told not to use Wikipedia for research. But it’s a trustworthy source
Universities should no longer ask students for anonymous feedback on their teachers
Universities: The often overlooked player in determining healthy democracies
Blank stares and black screens: The pitfalls of virtual learning and the challenges of post-pandemic education
Academic freedom can’t be separated from responsibility
Criticisms of academic freedom miss the mark and risk the integrity of scholarship
Journalists reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic relied on research that had yet to be peer reviewed
The humanities should teach about how to make a better world, not just criticize the existing one

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