It was another interesting day here at the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Calgary. Two sessions stood out as particularly relevant, one on university governance and another on what universities must do to enact the principles and recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The governance session, hosted by […]
Monthly Archives: May 2016
The case of the Toronto School of Theology raises serious questions about the misuse of quality assurance processes in the province.
The successful campaign against admin overreach at Brock University carries lessons for faculty everywhere.
The resignation of Arvind Gupta reveals worrying trends and damaging ideas about Canadian university governance.
An innovative program at the University of Toronto Mississauga allows individuals with intellectual disabilities to experience university life.
The controversy around presidential pay at Western proved to be a flashpoint for taking back control.
An account of attacks on openness and deliberation by someone at the centre of the governance controversy.
The past few years have seen university governance jump from relative obscurity and into the headlines. How universities are run is suddenly big news. The issue of Academic Matters you have in your hands right now contains first-hand accounts of some of the campus stories that have found their way into the national media. From […]
The team at Academic Matters is always thrilled to attend the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, this year in Calgary, Alberta. We tend to gravitate towards the Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education (CSSHE), as their program tends to align with the interests of our readers. But with over 70 scholarly associations […]