Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mark Jones, Academic Planning and Graduate Studies: The Unfinished Project (25 October 2011)

In the September 2011 Senate discussion of the draft Academic Plan, there was much  emphasis on the need for greater attention to graduate students.  Even the Dean of Arts and Science noted with suspicion the draft’s “strong focus on the … Continue reading

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Highlights from the CAUT Almanac of Post-Secondary Education, 2011-12 (24 October 2011)

The CAUT Almanac “documents the most current statistical information available on the status of post-secondary education in Canada,” using Stats Canada and other data.  Each chapter of charts and tables is prefaced with “Highlights,” as quoted below.  

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Petition to Queen’s Senate Concerning the Academic Plan (20 October 2011)

As posted on ipetitions.com, 20 October 2011, and sent to the Queen’s community on email lists: As members of the Queen’s University Academic Community, we the undersigned hereby urge Queen’s Senate to reject the Draft Academic Plan as proposed by … Continue reading

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QUFA Council Endorses Senator Morelli’s Academic Planning Motion (19 October, 2011)

The following motion to endorse Senator Morelli’s motion was passed by QUFA Council of Representatives on 19 October 2011, with 30 in favour, 2 against, and 1 abstention. Whereas Professor Jordan Morelli, Senator for Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy, has … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, The New Draft Academic Plan: Texts, Problems, and a Solution (19 October 2011)

The APTF has just posted yet another new draft, or rather two new drafts, of its Academic Plan. The new draft first appeared on the morning of 18 October 2011. It was then removed for most of the day, and … Continue reading

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Jordan Morelli, Notice of Motion for Approval of the Completion of the 2010-11 Academic Planning Cycle, and for the Institution of a Cyclical Annual Planning Process (17 October 2011)

As sent by Jordan Morelli, Queen’s Senator for Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy, to the Secretariat on 17 October 2011. Since the greatest weaknesses that were noted in the September draft of the Academic Plan, such as its entire failure … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Restored Records for the 2011 Academic Planning Process (12 October 2011)

This posting restores information that has been fundamental to the drafting of the academic plan but that was, for no apparent reason, removed from the APTF’s website over the summer.  It is possible that few have missed this information, and … Continue reading

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