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Faculty Statement in Support of Feminist Enquiry, Association, and Activism (28 March 2014)

As circulated on campus lists, 28 Mar. 2014: We, the undersigned faculty at Queen’s University, believe in and strongly support feminist enquiry, association, and activism in all societies where people’s status is demeaned on the basis of gender. Feminism has … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Faculty Attrition, Administrative Expansion (30 April 2013)

According to Provost Alan Harrison, Queen’s reduced faculty positions by 47, or  5.8%, while increasing administrative positions by 5, or 12.8%, between 2007 and 2012.   The Provost was recently asked in Senate about recent additions to the Administrative complement, in … 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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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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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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Irony Alert: UNESCO Adopts Queen’s Prof’s Resolution to Make Arts Education Accessible to All Students (18 November 2011)

As posted by Queen’s News Centre (under the title “Education professor’s resolution adopted by United Nations organization“) on 18 November 2011–shortly following Queen’s Administration’s announcement that it is closing admissions to its own Bachelor of Fine Arts program: A resolution … Continue reading

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Globe & Mail: Queen’s University suspends its fine arts program, citing shortage of resources (10 November 2011)

By James Bradshaw.  Globe and Mail Update, Published Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 11:13AM EST.  When this story appeared in the Globe it had not been announced on campus by e-Queen’s Bulletin.   Queen’s University is suspending enrolment to its Bachelor of … Continue reading

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