Monthly Archives: November 2011

OCUFA: Fall 2011 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review for Ontario: No News is No News (24 November 2011)

OCUFA Briefing Summary; email attachment sent to Faculty Associations on 24 November 2011. Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan offered no more insight into the government’s plans for post-secondary education than could be found in Budget 2011 or Tuesday’s Speech from … Continue reading

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OCUFA: Update on Ontario Government’s Directions for Higher Education (23 November 2011)

As emailed by Mark Rosenfeld, Executive Director, Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA), to Faculty Association Presidents on 23 November 2011: Dear colleagues: A number of faculty associations are hearing from university administrators that the Ontario government is set … Continue reading

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Constance Adamson, No Quick Fix for Universities (Star, 15 November 2011)

Op/Ed in The Star, Tuesday, 15 November 2011: Among Ontario’s thousands of professors and academic librarians, there are scholars who specialize in irony. We are grateful for their expertise; at times like these, their guidance is sorely needed. For it … Continue reading

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Are Bloated Bureaucracies Undermining Higher Education?

Book excerpt and interview with Benjamin Ginsberg, political science professor at Johns Hopkins University and author “The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why it Matters.” From 1975 to 2005, the cost of attending public universities in … Continue reading

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Some research rankings

Taken from the London Free Press, Nov 2 article “Western bouncing back”, by John Miner. The total research income of ­Canada’s top 50 universities was $6.5 billion in 2010, up 3.6% from the previous year. Thirty-three universities had increases in … Continue reading

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