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Open Letter from Professor Katherine Binhammer (EFS): Reject BA Core Proposal at Arts Faculty Council on Nov. 24th

Dear Colleagues, I write to you today as an Arts colleague to strongly encourage you to attend Arts Faculty Council on November 24th, 2 pm (in Council Chambers, University Hall) and exercise your right to vote. As you know, on that day Council … Continue reading

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Open Letter from Betsy Sargent (English & Film Studies): Do Not Let Faculty of Arts Undermine Centre for Writers

Dear Colleagues, Even those of you who have already heard my plea (at the department gathering on April 7th) about proposed serious changes to the Centre for Writers may be surprised by the latest development. While the University Writing Committee … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom and “Respectful Dialogue” at UAlberta’s Faculty of Arts: Response to Message from the Dean

Just over two weeks ago, there was some surprising news from the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), which announced the launching of an investigation into infringement of academic freedom protections at Laurentian University. The surprise: the Faculty allegedly in … Continue reading

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Questions from Arts Reps for the Next Meeting of the General Faculties Council (24 November 2014)

The materials for the next meeting of the University of Alberta’s General Faculties Council (24 November 2014) have been posted on the University’s governance website. The materials include two questions from representatives of the Faculty of Arts.  

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Collegial Action Needed in Response to Memo Calling for $5 Million in Cuts to Faculty of Arts at University of Alberta

Below is the text of a memorandum sent by Acting Dean Heather Zwicker to all members of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta earlier today. (Dean Lesley Cormack is on holidays.) The memorandum indicates that the Faculty … Continue reading

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Open Letter from Alexander Beecroft, Classics & Comparative Literature, University of South Carolina (BA, UAlberta, 1995)

UPDATED  Note from Alexander Beecroft, 22 August 2013: Thanks to all of the support and concern shown by the scholarly community generally, and by the classics community in particular, over the recent proposal to shut down the Classical Languages major … Continue reading

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Dean of Arts Moves to Suspend Programs — and Minister Tweets about Taking Sledgehammer to Playground

Here is the Memorandum from Dean of Arts 16Aug2013 in which chairs are informed that the Dean of Arts, Lesley Cormack, is moving to suspend programs in Arts, and a list of the programs proposed for suspension is furnished. The memo … Continue reading

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