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 […]
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.
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 […]
Program prioritization—all the rage at Canadian campuses—may be more trouble than it is worth.
Last week, I spoke on a panel on university governance at a conference titled Future U: Creating the Universities We Want, organized by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations. Also presenting on the panel were Professor Glen Jones and Professor Claire Polster. My speaking notes can be downloaded at this link. Points I raised […]