Monthly Archives: March 2010

Motion on behalf of School of Kinesiology & Health Studies’ Budget Cut Awareness Subcommittee

This motion is being presented on behalf of the School of Kinesiology & Health Studies’ Budget Cut Awareness Subcommittee. Our subcommittee is overseen by two graduate co-chairs and comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and faculty representatives of SKHS. We hope to … Continue reading

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Top-down Destructive “Planning” in Arts and Science

The so-called academic planning exercise in the Faculty of Arts and Science continues to be top-down, rushed, and financially driven–hence not academic at all. It is the antithesis of what it should be: a thoughtful, sustained, inclusive process anchored in … Continue reading

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Faculty of Arts and Science – Draft Response to Principal’s Vision Statement [March 18, 2010]

Please note that what follows here is a major part [PART 8] of the FAS response to the Principal’s Vision Statement, but it is not the only part. Refer to the Faculty of Arts and Science Planning Document [February 2010] … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Principal Woolf

From: Johanne Bénard (Head of Department of French Studies) Lynda Jessup (Director of the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies) Clarke Mackey (Head of Department of Film and Media) Clive Robertson (Acting Head of Department of Art) 15 March 2010 Dear … Continue reading

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Layoffs without ‘Financial Exigency’ in USA universities.

Layoffs Without ‘Financial Exigency’ Excerpt from: Inside Higher Ed, March 2, 2010 One of the ultimate protections of being a tenured faculty member, historically, has been being immune from layoff in all but the most extraordinary circumstances. Under policies issued … Continue reading

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Ontario wants more foreign students …

Throne speech to unveil ambitious five-year plan to lure foreign students, ‘unleash’ Crown agencies and export expertise in clean-water technology. By Robert Benzie Excerpt from: Toronto Star, March 8, 2010 Premier Dalton McGuinty wants to transform Ontario into a beacon … Continue reading

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