Category Archives: OCUFA

OCUFA releases new paper on university productivity (3 April 2013)

As emailed to member associations by Graeme Stewart, Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA), 3 April 2013: Dear Colleagues, Today, OCUFA released a research paper examining recent proposals around increasing university productivity as part of its Trends in Higher Education series. … Continue reading

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OCUFA Conference: Academia in the Age of Austerity, Jan. 10-11 2013 (posted 15 October 2012)

As emailed by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations to members, 15 October 2012: Governments in Canada and elsewhere have embraced “austerity” as a necessary public policy to eliminate budgetary deficits and ensure future prosperity.  How has this “austerity … Continue reading

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OCUFA: Ontario government compensation freeze legislation for the Broader Public Sector (12 September 2012)

Email from Mark Rosenfeld, Executive Director, Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, to member associations, 12 September 2012: Dear Colleagues: As many of you may have heard, the Ontario government has stated that it intends to introduce legislation that will … Continue reading

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OCUFA Memo on SMA’s (23 August 2012)

For this post, please see Real Academic Planning.

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OCUFA: Update on Ontario Government Consultations on Postsecondary Education (30 Jun 2012)

Dear Colleagues: As you may know, on Thursday, June 28, 2012, OCUFA President Constance Adamson and OCUFA staff met with Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities Glen Murray. The purpose of the meeting was for the Minister to present a … Continue reading

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OCUFA Faculty Survey: Professors and academic librarians warn against rash reforms of Ontario’s universities 
(28 May 2012)

May 28, 2012 


Professors and academic librarians are warning the Government of Ontario against putting limits on the educational options available to students, based on the results of a survey released today. In a leaked discussion paper and several speeches, … Continue reading

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OCUFA: Ontario’s professors and academic librarians warn that university quality is on the decline (14 May 2012)

Survey of over 2,300 faculty reveals strong commitment to the connection between teaching and research TORONTO –Professors and academic librarians are concerned about the quality of education at Ontario’s universities, according to a new survey released today. Of those surveyed, … Continue reading

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