Monthly Archives: April 2012

OCUFA: Statement on allegations of research misconduct at Queen’s University and HEQCO (27 April 2012)

As posted by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations and sent to members on 27 April 2012: OCUFA-Statement-on-Queens-HEQCO-April-2012-FINAL

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Mark Jones, “Business Case” to be Released under FIPPA (23 April 2012)

On 18 April, Queen’s Access and Privacy Coordinator Diane Kelly responded to a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) for the “business case” regarding the expansion of Continuing and Distance Studies (CDS).

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Towards a Living History of Governance at Queen’s: Responses (18 April 2012-ongoing)

This post-in-process compiles responses to the Query of 17 April 2012.  See also the related “Statements and Sources.” I came to Queen’s in 1969, and the atmosphere was very different.  On the one hand, it was white male, so there … Continue reading

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Laura Cameron, Queen’s Faculty Board: 100 years of collegial governance (18 April 2012)

Bob Lemieux pointed out that “The structure of Faculty Board was established by the Board of Trustees in 1913.” Next year – 2013 – will be the centenary of this valuable and remarkable structure. In line with Mark Jones’s call … Continue reading

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CAUT: A Bad Deal: AUCC/Access Copyright Model License Agreement (17 April 2012)

As posted and sent by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) to participating  associations, 17 April 2012. See also QULA on Access Copyright (7 May 2012). The organization representing Canada’s university presidents announced an agreement yesterday with Access Copyright on a … Continue reading

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Towards a Living History of Governance at Queen’s: A Query (17 April 2012)

Posted by Mark Jones on 17 April 2012 and sent out on campus lists. See also the “Statements and Sources.” Dear Colleagues: Recent events in Queen’s Senate and at Faculty Board in Arts and Science have brought important questions of University governance … Continue reading

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Governance at Queen’s: Statements and Sources (17 April 2012)

Posted 17 April 2012 by Mark Jones.  In progress.  Please send recommended sources to  “University governments in Canada need to be much more strongly and continuously informed by academic judgment and academic experience than they have ever been in … Continue reading

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Peter Taylor, Some comments on “on-line learning” (17 April 2012)

At some point in last week’s meeting of the A&S Faculty Board, Jordon Morelli declared: for heaven’s sake let’s put this issue to rest and move on with the many issues of substance that confront us (or words to that … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, More Reasons Not to Consider Restructuring Faculty Board (11 April 2012)

1.  The “Restructuring” Initiative in Context The Deans of Arts and Science (FAS) introduced the discussion of Faculty Board (FB) “restructuring” in early February 2012.[1]  To understand its meaning, it is important to view it in context.

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Occupy Queen’s: OcQpy signifies change (5 April 2012)

Letter to the Editors, Queen’s Journal, 5 April 2012: Dear Editors, We are a group of students and faculty here at Queen’s who have been inspired by the (re-) emergence of political consciousness and activism across North America. We would … Continue reading

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Jordan Morelli, Notes on Faculty Board Restructuring and Quorum (3 April 2012)

In his motion concerning a restructuring of Faculty Board (FB), Associate Dean Lemieux has misrepresented Bourinot’s Rules on the matter of quorum.

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CAUT Analysis of the Federal Budget 2012: “You cannot cut your way to prosperity” (2 April 2012)

As emailed by the Canadian Association of University Teachers to Faculty Associations on 2 April 2012: CAUT Analysis of 2012 Federal Budget

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