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Book Review: Coaching and Mentoring for Academic Development by Kay Guccione and Steve Hutchinson

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 27/03/2021 - 9:00pm in

In Coaching and Mentoring for Academic Development, Kay Guccione and Steve Hutchinson make the case for mentoring and coaching as key to building a learning culture in higher education, exploring how coaching and mentoring programmes can be embedded to provide learning opportunities as well as support and growth for academic and research staff. Jo Collins welcomes this invaluable and timely book for … Continued

Book Review: Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power and Resistance of Women in Academia edited by Yolanda Flores Niemann, Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs and Carmen G. Gonzalez

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 20/03/2021 - 9:00pm in

In Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power and Resistance of Women in Academia, editors Yolanda Flores Niemann, Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs and Carmen G. Gonzalez offer a new collection of essays highlighting challenges to access, survival and success in the academy, focusing on the experiences of women from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities. Tracy McFarlane welcomes this important book for … Continued

Book Review: The University and Social Justice: Struggles Across the Globe edited by Aziz Choudry and Salim Vally

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 13/03/2021 - 9:00pm in

In The University and Social Justice: Struggles Across the Globe, editors Aziz Choudry and Salim Vally offer a new collection exploring university-based activism and social justice movements around the world. With rich accounts that cover diverse repertoires of action and collective struggles, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the state of Higher Education across the globe, finds Shreya … Continued

Book Review: Food Insecurity on Campus: Action and Intervention edited by Katharine M. Broton and Clare L. Cady

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 06/03/2021 - 9:00pm in

In Food Insecurity on Campus: Action and Intervention, editors Katharine M. Broton and Clare L. Cady present background research and case studies from American college campuses that are in the fight to end hunger among their students, an issue only exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Policymakers, students and administrators are among those who can use these essays as a blueprint … Continued

Women’s History, An Origin Story

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/03/2021 - 2:18am in

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons I first encountered Carroll Smith-Rosenberg’s “The Female World of Love and Ritual” in 1978. I was...

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Book Review: Being Well in Academia: Ways to Feel Stronger, Safer and More Connected by Petra Boynton

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 27/02/2021 - 9:00pm in

In Being Well in Academia: Ways to Feel Stronger, Safer and More Connected, Petra Boynton provides a practical guide to how to recognise and confront the various issues that can arise from being in academia. Through Boynton’s sensitive approach to academic self-help, the book offers a succinct overview of the challenges that can be thrown at those … Continued

Student Loans: The Origins of a Racket

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 19/02/2021 - 12:00am in

"Education can lift people and propel the country’s economy, but it can’t do that if it leaves many of its beneficiaries weighed down by life-altering amounts of debt." - Devon Lindey ...

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Black Swans No More!

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 16/02/2021 - 9:13am in

Image credit: A History of Architecture in Italy From the Time of Constantine to the Dawn of the Renaissance. 1901....

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Condemning the University of Leicester — Standing for Political Economy and Critical Management Studies

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 28/01/2021 - 3:32pm in

On January 18 — the first day of second semester — senior managers at the University of Leicester (UK) notified dozens of academic staff members and professional employees that their jobs are at risk of redundancy. In the midst of … Continue reading →

Book Review: Leaving Academia: A Practical Guide by Christopher L. Caterine

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 23/01/2021 - 8:00pm in

In Leaving Academia: A Practical Guide, Christopher L. Caterine provides practical advice for those considering changing careers. Eryk Walczak finds this book a great read for both early-stage PhD students who might want to prepare a Plan B and more seasoned academics considering working in non-academic roles. This review originally appeared on LSE Review of Books. If you would like … Continued

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