Category Archives: Differentiation of Ontario Universities

Mark Jones, Heads Up on Ontario’s Aims for Post-Secondary Education (13 September 2012)

A Provincial “discussion paper,” “Strengthening Ontario’s Centres of Creativity, Innovation and Knowledge” (SOC), was issued by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) on 28 June 2012, and was followed up with a series of “consultations” (really more like … Continue reading

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OCUFA Memo on SMA’s (23 August 2012)

By Mark Rosenfeld, Executive Director of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA); as emailed to member associations, 23 August 2012. Re: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) Strategic  Mandate Agreements for Ontario Universities and Colleges I am … Continue reading

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Queen’s Secret “Business Case” for Online Learning: Questions for the Provost (13 March 2012)

For this post, please see the Queen’s Senate Faculty Caucus blog.

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OCUFA Analysis of the Drummond Report: Long on cuts, short on insight (22 February 2012)

As posted by the Ontario Confederation of Faculty Associations (OCUFA), 22 February 2012.  Responds to the Report of the Drummond Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services, released 15 February 2012.  See also OCUFA to Drummond (15 February 2012). Introduction: What’s old is new … Continue reading

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Drummond Report, Chapter 7: Post-Secondary Education (15 February 2012)

Excerpt from the Report of the Drummond Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services, as released 15 February 2012.  See also OCUFA to Drummond (15 February 2012) and OCUFA Analysis (22 February 2012).

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Mark Jones, On Virtualization at Queen’s and Beyond (29 July 2011)

As sent to campus lists, 29 July 2011. To download the draft report, click here: On Virtualization and Differentiation of Ontario Universities Dear Colleagues: I am writing to share with you a report, recently drafted for the Senate Academic Planning Task … Continue reading

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PSAC Local 901: Top Administrators at Queen’s should Lead by Example (4 February 2011)

As posted by PSAC Local 901, which represents Graduate Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows at Queen’s, on 4 February 2011: PSAC901-Lead by Example (2011 02 04)

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