Category Archives: Academic Planning Task Force

Mark Jones, Comments on the Most Recent Academic Planning Survey (19 December 2012)

The new “Survey for Quality Assurance in Online Courses” (reprinted at the end of this post) is a mess.  An academic planning survey should be designed to gather views and information useful for policy recommendations.  This one looks more like it’s … Continue reading

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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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Queen’s Journal: Online learning puts revenue first (23 March 2012)

By Mark Jones.  As published in Queen’s Journal, 23 March 2012. Promotion of online learning for revenue generation may threaten academic quality and the distinctiveness of a Queen’s degree I recently submitted two questions for Provost Alan Harrison for the March 27 … Continue reading

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Queen’s Bowdlerized Plan (11 March 2012)

As emailed to campus lists, 11 March 2012.  See also the Open Letter to Principal Woolf and Provost Harrison.  Dear Colleagues, Queen’s has prepared (but not yet distributed) a 16-page glossy brochure representing the 12-page introductory summary to its Academic … Continue reading

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Senate Approves APTF Draft of Academic Plan with an Amended Motion (22 November 2011)

At its meeting of 22 November 2011, Senate considered the following motion from the Academic Planning Task Force (APTF):

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School of Kinesiology and Health Studies Unanimously Endorses Senator Morelli’s Motion for the Academic Plan (22 November 2011)

As emailed to Senate on the morning of 22 November 2011 by Kinesiology’s Associate Director Samantha King: Dear Senators, I have been asked by members of my unit to bring the following to your attention: The students, staff, and faculty of … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, “Petitioners: Please Support the Morelli Motion” (Open Letter to Queen’s Senate, 21 November 2011)

As emailed by Mark Jones to Queen’s Senators and copied to campus lists on 21 November, 2011: Dear Queen’s Senators and colleagues: I am sending you links to two petitions in support of Senator Morelli’s alternative motion for the academic plan.  I hope … Continue reading

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