Higher education in the news: October 6-10, 2014

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There were a few news stories of particular interest to faculty this past week:

  • The senate at OCAD University passed a motion of non-confidence in the chair of the committee tasked with determining whether President Sara Diamond’s contract should be renewed. The move highlighted ongoing tensions between faculty and the president. Charles Reeve, President of the Faculty Association, noted, ““Everyone needs to trust the process and people did not trust the process.”
  • The Carleton University Academic Staff Association (CUASA) is protesting a motion that would bar anyone on the CUASA executive from holding a position on Carleton’s Board of Governors. In a letter to Carleton’s President, CUASA President Chantal Dion called the move “a blatant attack on Carleton’s unions and the right of our members to participate in collegial governance.” Dion’s full letter can be read here.


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