Universities should not hide in ‘year of elections’
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Higher education might not be doorstep issue for voters but the importance of universities in tackling the world’s biggest problems has never been higher, argue Amanda Broderick and Patrizio Bianchi ..read more
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Open-access books will push art history out of the picture
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Extra costs linked to proposed new Research Excellence Framework rules could send art history departments to the wall, warns Francesca Berry ..read more
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Narrow thinking ignores fallout from REF open access book mandate
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Proposed changes to how scholars publish show little awareness of how they will profoundly reshape academic life, says David Lund ..read more
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Social science impact demands faster publishing and more reproducibility
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Timeliness and rigour are vital, but the publishing and incentives systems are not set up to deliver them, says Meron Wondemaghen ..read more
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The OfS’ free speech guidance for English universities goes too far
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The regulator’s example scenarios fail to acknowledge the harm that even lawful speech can cause on campus, say Naomi Waltham-Smith and James Murray ..read more
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Compassion fatigue is limiting academics’ ability to care for students
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University managers must be committed to cultivating a compassionate culture and building trust in the workplace, says Andrew Woon ..read more
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How the anti-apartheid movement failed black South Africans
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Thirty years ago this month, apartheid’s opponents declared victory and signed out. Yet racist legacies persist to this day, says Noam Schimmel ..read more
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Bemoaning students’ need to work is short-sighted and counterproductive
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Students see benefits to paid work beyond the money, but they would welcome help in advocating for better pay and conditions, say six academics ..read more
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How to win the citation game without becoming a cynic
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Boosting your publication metrics need not come at the expense of your integrity if you bear in mind these 10 tips, says Adrian Furnham ..read more
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Academic freedom should not be restricted to supposed core expertise
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The broad approach taken by the OfS’ guidance on free speech will safeguard orthodoxy-challenging work, say Abhishek Saha and Ian Pace ..read more
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