Pod Academy: Academic Podcast

[caption id="attachment_5388" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="http://podacademy.org/"][/caption] Excellent idea, I must look further into this: Pod Academy is an independent, not-for-profit platform for podcasts on academic research.  Set up by a group of academics, techies and journalists, it aims to inform public debate and uncover intriguing and challenging new ideas. We are…

Academic Leadership?

An interesting (short) article on where academic loyalty lies, and the need for academic managers to recognise the professionalism of academics, rather than viewing them as 'products' for students: In conclusion, the study - titled Academic Leadership: Changing Conceptions, Identities and Experiences in UK Higher Education - offers a series of possible…

Thou shalt not sit on fences

[caption id="attachment_2716" align="alignright" width="210" caption="http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1363077"][/caption] It's been fascinating to watch the debates from #occupylsx, etc. as Malcolm Gillies calls for academia to follow the churches lead in debating ethics. Academia must follow the Church's lead in debating ethics, says Malcolm Gillies We love to hate the Church of England. Born…