Monthly Archives: April 2010

Universities are sitting ducks for reform

According to one 2008 survey, Canadian faculty were the highest-paid among 15 countries studied. By: Margaret Wente Excerpt from: Globe and Mail, Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 Full article at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/universities-are-sitting-ducks-for-reform/article1532075/?cmpid=rss1 What is the most pressing problem facing Canadian universities today? … Continue reading

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McGuinty gives Ontario colleges and universities an F in new spending

‘Can I honestly say that I have got qualitative improvement … ? I don’t think so’ By Karen Howlett Excerpt from: Globe and Mail Published on Friday, Apr. 09, 2010 Full article can be found at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/mcguinty-gives-ontario-colleges-and-universities-an-f-in-new-spending/article1529902 Ontario’s colleges and … Continue reading

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Globe and Mail: Controversy brews over York’s handling of conference on Mideast

Questions raised about how far a university can go to manage debate after discussion of statehood options for Israel, Palestine By Elizabeth Church for the Globe and Mail on April 12, 2010 Questions of academic freedom and how far a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Open Letter to Dean of Arts and Science

(QUFA is pleased to publish the following post from Roberta Lamb.) Dear Alistair, Your responses to questions about the motion passed by Faculty Board trouble me. Granted, as you indicated at the meeting, you must provide the Principal with a … Continue reading

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Queen’s Journal – Professors: priceless

By Jane Switzer, Editor in Chief Last week, one of my professors took the first five minutes of class to gauge students’ opinions on the proposed changes to the English department’s curriculum. An hour later the class was still talking, … Continue reading

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Queen’s Journal – ArtSci faculty board rejects Dean’s draft Planning document sets faculties against each other, professor says

By Madison Bettle, Opinions Editor More than 300 students, staff and faculty gathered in Chernoff Auditorium on March 25 for the Arts and Science Faculty Board meeting to protest Faculty of Arts and Science Dean Alistair Maclean’s Draft Response to … Continue reading

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OCUFA Press Release – New report finds today’s students are paying more for less

TORONTO, March 31 /CNW/ – A new report released today by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) finds that declining quality and rising tuition fees means that university students are paying more money for less education. When measured … Continue reading

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