By James Bradshaw
Excerpt from: Globe and Mail, Monday Nov 1, 2010
The University of Western Ontario is making a last-ditch effort to avert strikes that could cancel virtually all its classes, with faculty in a position to stop work Wednesday and staff potentially close behind.
Faculty members fear long-standing notions of respect for tenure and academic autonomy are being threatened after the university sought changes to the way it reviews professors’ performance. The university is arguing for a system that could ultimately see even established teachers fired …