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What is your campus’s approach to collegiality?

This is a guest post by Timothy Shiell, a professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Stout and a member of the American Philosophical Association’s Committee for the Defense of the Professional Rights of Philosophers. 344 more words


After the Owl

Today’s prompt is to write a poem titled “After __________”

After the owl booms in the sycamore at dawn,
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Importance of Subject Expertise in Academic Librarianship

The debate of whether or not academic librarians need to have subject expertise, that is advanced post-graduate degrees in specialized subject areas  or professional creative experiences and knowledge, in addition to the standard masters degree in information studies, is not new. 352 more words

Academic Librarianship

Setting up a professional network

Alyssa Sbisa is a neuroscience PhD Candidate at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, researching the role of sex hormones in schizophrenia. Alyssa can be found in the Twitterverse at… 1,228 more words

Research Culture

Investing in your colleagues and in yourself

“For it is in giving that we receive.”
– Attributed to Francis of Assisi

This afternoon I spent close to an hour and a half providing some one on one PD, around some new software that is being utilised in the school. 865 more words


The upheaval of change

Douglas McGregor, writing in the late 1950s, described two common and contrasting assumptions which managers make. One of these, which he called Theory X, held that people are inherently lazy and unmotivated. 775 more words

Catholic Herald Columns

“Fulfilling Our Potential”: what policymakers’ rhetoric reveals about the future of Higher Education

Note: this piece was originally published on LSE’s British Politics and Policy blog (September 29th 2015)

Speaking earlier this month at the Universities UK Annual Conference, the Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson, offered few new pointers about the upcoming Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) but may have revealed more – not necessarily intentionally – about the government’s broader view of the Higher Education sector. 760 more words

HE Marketisation