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What you need to know about the Ontario college strike

Faculty at Ontario’s 24 public colleges are entering their eleventh day of striking. While everyone – students, faculty, and the Employer Council – are hoping to get back to school soon, it looks like we’re in for a long strike. We’ve crunched the numbers for you; here’s the basics of what you need to […]

By |October 26th, 2017|Higher Education|0 Comments|
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    What is corridor funding, and how will it affect Ontario universities’ budgets?

What is corridor funding, and how will it affect Ontario universities’ budgets?

You might have heard – Ontario universities and colleges are in for a budget shake-up. The plan was announced towards the end of 2016, after the Ontario government accepted the key recommendations in a 2015 report from former Deputy Minister Suzanne Herbert.

The new funding model has three main goals that structure a host of […]

By |September 21st, 2017|Higher Education|1 Comment|
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    Gender bias in course evaluations – and the easiest way to reduce it

Gender bias in course evaluations – and the easiest way to reduce it

Want fairer course evaluations for female instructors? Write better questions.
It’s the end of the semester, and students’ course evaluations are trickling in. More often than not, students fill out evaluations begrudgingly, only after being urged by their professors, who understand that evaluations can be the deciding factor when it comes to tenure, awards, and […]

The Biggest Budgeting Blunders and How to Solve Them

Whether you’re a department chair at a small college or a major research university, we know that preparing each semester’s budget is one of the most stressful and thankless parts of your job. There are so many things to consider: building overhead, office supplies and personnel are the biggies, and you know better than […]