Monthly Archives: March 2010

QUFA message of Support for Staff Unionization

QUFA Members know first hand that Queen’s Staff are professional problem solvers. You keep the university running smoothly. We believe that Queen’s Staff will be effective and respected when you have the opportunity to apply these skills to collective bargaining. … Continue reading

Posted in Fair Employment | Leave a comment

How Undergraduates Subsidize Professional Faculties: A Look at UofT’s New Budget Model

University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) Information Report #11 was published January 5, 2010. “This information report examines the correlation between revenue (from the government funding formula, student tuition fees, etc.) and the expense budget allocations for each of the … Continue reading

Posted in Budget/Crisis, Education Quality/Learning Environment | Leave a comment

Bottom line shows humanities really do make money

Robert N. Watson is a professor of English. This op-ed originally appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education on Sunday, March 21. The humanities — philosophy, art history, English literature, Slavic languages, musicology and the rest — are quaint, elderly … Continue reading

Posted in Budget/Crisis, Clippings, Education Quality/Learning Environment | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Academic Planning, Budget/Crisis, Education Quality/Learning Environment | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Academic Planning, Budget/Crisis, Education Quality/Learning Environment, Guest Posts, Queen's Spending | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Academic Planning, Education Quality/Learning Environment | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Academic Planning, Guest Posts, Open Letters | 3 Comments