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“Are adjuncts worse teachers?” is the wrong question

After years of working with Canadian colleges and universities, I’d estimate that over half of their instructors are now adjuncts – non-tenure track faculty members who work part-time and are paid per class they teach. Over the past few years, that percentage has been increasing.

This rise has been accompanied by hand-wringing and pearl-clutching, and […]

By |October 12th, 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|0 Comments|
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    4 things students expect from big data collection in their universities

4 things students expect from big data collection in their universities

I recently came across a study by higher education tech heavyweight Ellucian, called “Students Expect Data to Transform College Experience—Can Colleges Deliver?” In the study, Ellucian surveyed 1,000 U.S. college students in October 2016. A whopping 82% of them said that personal information will transform the college experience within ten years.

Let’s face it; […]

By |September 7th, 2017|Higher Education|0 Comments|