Category Archives: Financial Constraints

SGPS Appeal: Holiday Assistance Program (9 November 2012)

As emailed to campus lists by the Queen’s Society of Graduate and Professional Students, 9 November 2012: With the holiday season fast approaching, a number of our students face additional hardships. In particular, students with dependents struggle as they are … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Hanson, The Fantasy of Online Education (18 September 2012)

Letter to CBC Radio in response to Ira Basen’s documentary, The Big Disruption: Universities in the Digital Age (The Sunday Edition, 9 September 2012).  Posted by permission. To CBC Sunday Morning As a professor in an Ontario university I listened with … 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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OCUFA: Ontario Government Launches Consultation on University Reform (5 July 2012)

As sent to members by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations  on 5 July 2012 and subsequently posted: On Thursday, June 28, 2012, OCUFA President Constance Adamson and OCUFA staff met with Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities Glen … Continue reading

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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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OCUFA, Ontario budget adds up to less funding and more intervention (28 March 2012)

As emailed by the Ontario Confederation of Faculty Associations (OCUFA), 28 March  2012. Responds to the 2012 Ontario Budget.  See also reviews and analyses by Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA); CBC News; Globe & Mail; Globe & Mail; Eckler Consultants. … Continue reading

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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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