Category Archives: Grad. Students / Grad Programs

Queen’s Senate Urges GSEC to Rescind New Times-to-Completion Policy (30 April 2013)

Based on an email sent by Samantha King to campus lists, 2 May 2013: On Tuesday, April 30, Senate passed the following motion on Times to Completion for graduate students at Queen’s. Several speakers spoke passionately and convincingly in favour … 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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Gradgrind: Queen’s Cuts Time Allowances for MAs, PhDs (19 March 2013)

By Mark Jones; posted 19 March 2013. Yesterday a message to graduate students announced a new policy on Time Limits for Completion of Programs.  

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Graduate School: Whether to Go (Sources) (5 December 2012)

Compiled by Mark Jones, December 2012, with subsequent additions.  Suggestions welcome.   As universities seek to increase graduate admissions and at the same time to reduce full-service tenure-track faculty employment, a question arises, particularly for students specializing in fields where … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Academic Planning and Graduate Studies: The Unfinished Project (25 October 2011)

In the September 2011 Senate discussion of the draft Academic Plan, there was much  emphasis on the need for greater attention to graduate students.  Even the Dean of Arts and Science noted with suspicion the draft’s “strong focus on the … 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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