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Righting research

Published On: December 30, 2020 08:40 AM NPT By: Shya

Drawing from writing support programs for scholars in South Asia, this essay offers some practical strategies for making a shift from teaching to training, knowing to doing, when it comes to support for research and publication.

Producing knowledge

Published On: July 4, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Shya

The question is not whether university professors should produce new knowledge. It is how we can optimize our research, how the university can support it, and how we can do the most useful work possible

What private colleges can do

Published On: April 10, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Shya

Without greater advancement and integration of research, academic and professional development support, and innovation in teaching, private colleges can no longer justify their cost or define their social contribution

Educational hypermetropia

Published On: February 22, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Shya

Educators who want to change the system must start by valuing what they already do

“Dangling” degrees

Published On: January 25, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Shya

Doctoral degrees must be training-intensive, aligning the process of research and production of scholarship with professional development of the scholars

Rules for writing

Published On: September 7, 2016 12:15 AM NPT By: Shya

There are no rules for good writing, except the rule of understanding context, complexity, and change