Category Archives: Financial Constraints

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, Re QJ article on Faculty Board (13 December 2011)

As emailed to campus lists on 13 December 2011: Dear Colleagues: There is a revealing story just out in Queen’s Journal concerning Friday’s Faculty Board motion to rescind the BFA Freeze:

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Arts and Science Faculty Board Passes Motion to Rescind BFA Admissions Freeze (9 December 2011)

For the sequel to this post, see here and here. Arts and Science Faculty Board passed the following motion in its meeting today:

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Mark Jones, Open Letter to Senate: Six Reasons Why it is Wrong to Freeze BFA Admissions Without Academic Process (4 December 2011)

As emailed to Senators and to Queen’s campus lists, 4 December 2011: Dear Senators and Colleagues: The relative lack of genuine, two-way discussion on Queen’s campus following the Globe and Mail’s announcement in early November of our Administration’s decision to … Continue reading

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Star: Art Education (3 December 2011)

By Murray Whyte.  As published in the Toronto Star, 3 December 2011: It’s D-day at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, though hundreds of students and faculty at the 124-year old university won’t know what that means for … Continue reading

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Carl Heywood, “Puzzled”: Letter to Faculty of Arts and Science Dean Alistair MacLean (18 November 2011)

As emailed by Carl Heywood, 18 November 2011; posted by permission. Dear Alistair: You may not remember me, but we have met. I am full professor emeritus Carl Heywood who taught in the Queen’s BFA program from 1974 to 2006. … Continue reading

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Jordan Morelli, Urgent Message to Queen’s Senators (13 November 2011)

As emailed by Professor Jordan Morelli (Queen’s Senator from Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy) to Faculty Senators on 13 November 2011): Dear Colleagues, As you may recall, last year Queen’s Senate reviewed, updated, and approved the “Purpose and Functions of … Continue reading

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