Previous Articles on PSE - 2014

Increased pressures, class sizes taking their toll on faculties in academia - December 2014

Today’s faculties are making tough choices, as increased funding pressures and class sizes come at cost of grading, feedback. More…

U de M students question admin costs - December 2014

http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/Maritimes/ID/2640824307/

Science shouldn't be all business - December 2014

The federal government’s new strategy encourages precisely the opposite of the collective good. More…

Universities are not franchises - December 2014

In a report issued a few weeks ago on the state of post-secondary education in Canada, the Conference Board of Canada concluded that the sector "functions much like a 'franchise' business, with the provincial government acting as franchisor and the institutions as franchisees." More…

'Digital is the missing link in higher education' - November 2014

Rather than dabbling with MOOCs, universities need to create a new kind of digital degree experience for students, argues deputy vice-chancellor Ian Dunn. More…

’Fatcat’ university vice-chancellors feel the heat - November 2014

As they compete in a tough marketplace, high-earning vice-chancellors are being held to account as never before. More…

EUA’s monitoring of the impact of the economic crisis on public funding for universities in Europe - 2008-2014

link for interactive map: http://www.eua.be/eua-work-and-policy-area/governance-autonomy-and-funding/public-funding-observatory-tool.aspx

Education and satisfaction are antithetical - October 2014

Why keep on assessing how students feel? More…

Koch brothers sought say in academic hiring in return for university donation - September 2014

The billionaire Koch brothers attempted to wield political influence over appointments and teaching at a major US university in exchange for donations, newly published documents reveal. More…

UNB review fails to address non-confidence issues, says union leader - September 2014

The head of the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers says an administrative and structural review of the University of New Brunswick done by an external committee has some helpful recommendations, but fails to address faculty concerns about job performance that led to several non-confidence votes in the spring. More…