Category Archives: Queen’s Finances

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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Vancouver Sun: Universities have been taken over by administrators (15 May 2012)

By Barry Cooper.  As published in The Vancouver Sun, 15 May 2012: For the past few weeks I have been working at the University of Erlangen in Germany. Apart from congenial students and colleagues, the most impressive aspect of the place … 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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OCUFA on Ontario Election Results

With the Ontario election resulting in a Liberal minority government — one seat short of a majority —  coupled with an uncertain economy, many questions remain regarding the Liberal government’s policy directions for higher education, and their impact on the … Continue reading

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Constance Adamson, OCUFA Pres (and QU Librarian) re tuition & salaries

Just in from OCUFA Reports, Oct 5, 2011 Adamson sets record straight about linking soaring tuition to faculty salaries A Windsor Star editorial (“What’s driving the bottom line,” Sept. 14) commenting on the negotiations between the Windsor University Faculty Association and the … Continue reading

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OCUFA Election Questionnaire

This link provides the answers OCUFA received from each of the parties regarding post-secondary education. The link displays a pdf file. Provincial-Political-Party-Responses-to-the-OCUFA-Election-Questionnaire    

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OCUFA Data Check: Are Ontario university pension plans insolvent?

The Ontario government requires that every pension plan in Ontario regularly assess whether a plan would have enough money to pay for the benefits promised to plan members, should a plan have to wrap up operations immediately. At the height … Continue reading

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