Monthly Archives: July 2010

Province wants wage freezes at universities.

By Tanya Talaga Excerpt from: The Toronto Star. July 21, 2010 Full article at:–province-wants-wage-freezes-at-universities-sources-say Finance Minister Dwight Duncan’s long arm of restraint is now reaching to the university sector. The Ontario government is calling on universities to keep collective … Continue reading

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A new council to oversee program quality assurance at Ontario Universities

Press release from Council of Ontario Universities TORONTO, July 16, 2010 Canadian Newswire The Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance, a new arms-length body designed to ensure rigorous quality assurance of university undergraduate and graduate programs, will be chaired … Continue reading

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New York Times: Share of College Spending for Recreation Is Rising

By: Sam Dillon New York Times, July 8, 2010 American colleges are spending a declining share of their budgets on instruction and more on administration and recreational facilities for students, according to a study of college costs released Friday.

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Guest Post: A Petition to Save U of T’s Centre for Comparative Literature

(QUFA is pleased to publish the following post from faculty and students at the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto.) 13 July 2010 Dear All, Please sign a petition here protesting the “disestablishment” of the Centre for Comparative Literature … Continue reading

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Globe and Mail: U of T plans to shut down Centre for Comparative Literature

By: Elizabeth Church Globe and Mail, 13 July 2010 What began as a groundbreaking initiative more than four decades ago by Northrop Frye, one of the greatest literary theorists of the 20th century, is set to become the latest casualty … Continue reading

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Principal’s Update to Queen’s Faculty on Academic Planning

Sent by email from Principal Daniel Woolf to Queen’s Faculty, June 30, 2010: Dear Queen’s Community, On April 23rd, I sent a spring Update on Academic Planning to students, faculty and staff to explain the process leading to an Academic … Continue reading

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Guest Post: QSERAP Members Discuss Planning with Principal Woolf

(QUFA is pleased to publish the following post from Mark Jones on behalf of Queen’s Students and Employees for Real Academic Planning.) July 1, 2010 Dear Queen’s Community, As representatives of Queen’s Students and Employees for Real Academic Planning, we … Continue reading

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