18 Articles to Consider From the World of Higher Ed: December 10 - December 16, 2016

What are the chances you'll get tenure? Are relationships between instructors and university students taboo? Should researchers really be picking their own peer reviewers? These topics and more are all tackled in our final 2016 collection of higher ed articles from across the web.

Why Most of Us Won't Get Tenure

Inside Higher Ed
We no longer need advice for what individual faculty should do about the problem, argues Jamie J. Hagen. Rather, we should be seeking real institutional change.

It doesn't matter where they are, students know what they want

The Times Higher Education
Ellie Bothwell hears from students at the THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Universities Summit in Johannesburg.

What does retirement mean for academics?

The Times Higher Education
Lincoln Allison, Eric Thomas and Richard Larschan reflect on the 'next phase' of the scholarly life.

How Can Students Be Taught to Detect Fake News and Dubious Claims?

The Chronicle of Higher Education
New attention to hyperpartisan or misleading information online has prompted some people in higher education to scrutinize how they teach students to navigate the web.

Why I Don't Edit Their Rough Drafts

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Knowing they'll have to workshop their papers with peers pushes students to write with greater care.

Should Canadian universities ban relationships between profs and students?

U.S. universities like Stanford and Harvard have banned them - will Canadian universities follow suit?

Which campus spaces are your students most afraid of?

Academica Forum
When it comes to students' feelings of safety, not all campus spaces are experienced the same way. Hear what students across the country have to say about where they do and don't feel safe on campus.

What 'Grit' Means for College Educators

Inside Higher Ed
Educators should seek to build campus ecosystems where those with certain qualities can shine, strengthen themselves and inspire others, writes Daniel R. Porterfield.

Letting Researchers Choose Their Peer Reviewers Gets Another Shot

The Chronicle of Higher Education
The open-access microbiology journal mSphere will give authors a "super-fast track" option toward publication. The idea has some ardent fans, but is also drawing doubts.

Canada's University Libraries Are In Peril

The Huffington Post
"In [the] quest for slashing costs, [PSE] libraries have found themselves on the chopping block," writes UOttawa Professor Raywat Deonandan for the Huffington Post.

Why Faculty Still Don't Want to Teach Online

Inside Higher Ed
As a teacher, you may prefer traditional classrooms full of residential students, but virtual education is here to stay and offers significant benefits, writes Robert Ubell.

Students Optimistic About Introduction of Fixed-rate Contribution to the Canada Student Loans Program

Canadian Alliance of Student Associations
The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is optimistic about the recently announced fixed student contribution assessment for the Canada Student Loans Program.

Tap into These 5 Tips for Mobile Learning

Campus Technology
A master in mobile learning shares his best advice for rebooting your instruction.

The Good News About Learning by the Numbers

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Learning-analytics software can help in judging the effectiveness of online-course techniques.

Revision Is Essential in Teaching, Too

You don't expect to sit down and write a journal article in one go. Why would creating a course be any different?

Must Rhodes fall?

The Times Higher Education
Buildings and statues dedicated to people whose views clash with modern values can cause difficulties, but is tearing down history the answer?

How to act like a superstar scholar

The Times Higher Education
Mark Readman offers a guide to help selfish academics ensure that everyone at a conference knows they are very special indeed.

Lecturing likely not effective for developing problem-solving skills in students

UBC Okanagan News
Traditional university lectures are likely to be ineffective in helping postsecondary students develop problem-solving skills, according to a recent study by researchers at UBC's Okanagan campus.