Category Archives: Genres

Should Queen’s Dissolve the Senate Committee on Creative Arts and Public Lectures? (16 May 2013)

By Mark Jones, posted 16 May 2013. A notice of motion buried in the 330-page April agenda for Queen’s Senate would have Senate dissolve the Committee on Creative Arts and Public Lectures (SCCAPL) at the end of May (see appendix to this … Continue reading

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Ariel Salzmann, An Open Letter to Dean Brouwer and the School of Graduate Studies (4 April 2013)

As sent to Dean Brenda Brouwer and copied to community lists, 4 April 2013.  Posted by permission. This year the Department of History made a valiant effort to recruit an exceptional graduate student. The student  applied to our Ph.D. program … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Clarification of the “Course Variants” Motion (31 March 2013)

The Curriculum Committee (CC) in the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) has circulated a memo to Undergraduate Chairs about “course variants” (see appendix, below).  The memo refers to a motion I brought before the Faculty Board (FB) in December: … Continue reading

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New Questions about Online Learning (26 February 2012)

Some recent articles and studies raise serious questions about the uses of online learning in college and university (updated 4 May 2013):

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Mark Jones, Questions Concerning Proposals for Course Redesign (13 February 2013)

From the Arts and Science Faculty Board Agenda for 13 February 2013.  For the  response, see the Minutes, pp. 8-11. Questions for Dean MacLean, Arts and Science Faculty Board, February 2013 from Mark Jones, Department of English Units in Arts … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Data Check: Recent “Evidence” in Support of Blended and Online Learning (27 January 2013)

The Arts and Science webpage for “Blended Learning”[1] claims that A 2010 meta-analysis of more than a thousand empirical research studies showed that learning outcomes for students taking blended courses were significantly better than those of students receiving purely face-to-face … Continue reading

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Podcast: Digital Boon or Digital Doom? The Virtual Future of Higher Education (16 January 2013)

The panel discussion “Digital Boon or Digital Doom?” moderated by Ira Basen (University of Western Ontario, 16 January 2013), including panelists Luis von Ahn, Carnegie Mellon University Elizabeth Hanson, Queen’s University Doug Mann, Western University Jonathan Schaeffer, University of Alberta George … Continue reading

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