Confronting the Myths and Norms of Academic Engagement

  • Carmen Shields Nipissing University
  • Michael Manley-Casimir Brock University
  • Nancy E. Fenton University of Waterloo
  • Michelle K. McGinn Brock University
Keywords: academic lives, belonging, academic engagement, myths, institutional commitment


This article examines the myths academics bring with them into their academic lives, influencing their initial and prolonged engagement in departments and universities.