Quality or Quantity: a research question

When producing research, which is more important for career progression: quality or quantity? Of course, the simplest response is both. But that doesn’t really answer the question. Which one is more important than the other? Most academics would say, naively, that quality always trumps quantity. I say “naively” because an exclusive focus on quality willContinue reading “Quality or Quantity: a research question”

The University of the Future

Although universities must, and therefore will, change, one thing remains certain: avenues for skills development will remain in demand in the foreseeable future. In fact, it is very likely that industry’s need for a highly skilled workforce will become even greater as time unfolds. What’s truly amazing about the human capacity for knowledge, skills, andContinue reading “The University of the Future”

The Impactful University

The Times Higher recently published their 2020 ranking of the top universities in the world for impact. I am ordinarily skeptical of university rankings because the criteria used are often suspect. But these impact rankings are, in my view, the only rankings we should be taking seriously. Everything else is just fluff and should justContinue reading “The Impactful University”

The Poverty of Higher Ed

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” -Marcellus Higher education today is so wrong on so many levels. Where do we even begin? I’ve started this website as a way of encouraging academics and stakeholders to discuss and debate the poverty of higher education. Where did we go wrong? When did we go wrong?Continue reading “The Poverty of Higher Ed”