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“Whatsoever things are true”? GFC votes to allow continuing use of possibly discriminatory USRIs

At its meeting Monday afternoon the University of Alberta’s General Faculties Council (GFC) voted to endorse a set of recommendations from the Committee on the Learning Environment (CLE) that allows the University’s Universal Student Ratings of Instruction (USRIs) to continue … Continue reading

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Docherty: For Sake of Democracy Academic Freedom Should Be “Extended As Widely As Possible”

A few days ago Thomas Docherty, Professor of English at the University of Warwick, published his most recent contribution to the UK’s Times Higher Education Supplement. The claims Docherty makes there are directly relevant to the culture of the University of … Continue reading

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AASUA and “Hurt Feelings”: The Real Story is About Bureaucracy (Post by Kathleen Lowrey, Anthropology)

I attended the last 30 minutes of the fractious most recent AASUA Council planning to contribute to a discussion about the Leadership College scheduled as the final item on its agenda. When I arrived I found that a discussion of the … Continue reading

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TUESDAY! AASUA Members’ Forum: Professor Len Findlay (University of Saskatchewan), “The Role of the Association”

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Public Relations for a Public University: Pop Up, Open Out

Last week, as others have already reported, the Executive of the Association of Academic Staff at the University of Alberta (AASUA) met, at her request, with the President of the University of Alberta, Indira Samarasekera. At the meeting, the Executive … Continue reading

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Udacity Comes to the University of Alberta — Maybe

Guest post by Professor Julie Rak, English & Film Studies Readers of Arts Squared may recall the post of 24 September, “You Too Can Be a Rock Star.” This post was about a presentation by Sebastian Thrun, the founder of Udacity, … Continue reading

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AASUA Calls for Self-Nominations to Renaissance Committee: Deadline, October 26th

In case you have not already heard by other means, please be advised that the Association of Academic Staff at the University of Alberta (AASUA) is calling for self-nominations to the Renaissance Committee. The terms for the Committee, ratified by … Continue reading

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