Category: English Matters

Professional Issues

ASPP – Open Access Consultation

As some of you will have seen from our twitter feed or elsewhere,* the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program is currently developing an Open Access policy.  They have asked for input from the wider scholarly community.  There are many and differing opinions on the subject, especially regarding mandatory open access policies.  The possibilities offered […]

Why We Speak Out

From the President’s Column, ACCUTE Summer 2014 Newsletter: Ours is essentially a corporatizing age, and I was struck by an “Inside Higher Education” newsfeed item in April telling of a study that had found that tenured and tenure-track (TT) postsecondary professors in North America contribute on average 61 […]

Of Insubordination and Academic Freedom

By Ann Martin, ACCUTE campus representative, University of Saskatchewan The day after Robert Buckingham, the now former Executive Director of the School of Public Health at the University of Saskatchewan, was stripped of his title and tenure, and escorted off the campus by security, my cousin—Managing Director of the Canadian […]

The Humanities Crisis Industry

The following is an edited version of my opening comments, given as ACCUTE President, to a panel on the “Humanities: Past, Present, Future,” at Ryerson University on March 6th,  2014.  The panel was sponsored by the Ryerson Department of English and organized by its interim chair Nima Naghibi,  with […]