Dire Ed: or the dire state of higher ed
Are you seeking a promotion? For most early career researchers, the first step is to look at the promotions process to get an understanding of the criteria. Once you have a look, you’ll see that the criteria are elusive by design. What does it mean to be a “world-leading” researcher? How can you define aContinue reading “Why Everyone Needs a Mentor”
Full disclosure: I am a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Controversial Ideas. If that doesn’t adequately parade my true colors, this will: I am also a member of the Heterodox Academy and, as such, vehemently support viewpoint diversity in universities and the right to free speech, even that which might offend.Continue reading “In Defense of the Journal of Controversial Ideas”
Are there research questions that should never be asked? If so, where do we draw the line between what questions are allowed to be asked, and what questions are forbidden? Who among us can draw that line? And what are the consequences for those academics daring to ask the “wrong” questions? Last year, Stephane M.Continue reading “Forbidden Research in Academia”
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