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GFC and the USRIs: How Should Teaching Evaluations at the University of Alberta Be Used?

This is a brief post meant to stimulate conversation about a question faculty and other instructors across campus should be asking: in a decade in which studies indicating that student evaluations of teaching involve bias against certain groups of instructors, … Continue reading

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Professor Sargent Responds to Provost’s Document on Situation with Centre for Wrtiers

The post below is the response of Professor Betsy Sargent (English & Film Studies) to the formal response that the Provost and Vice-President Academic Stephen Dew has offered to members of the General Faculties Council in the form of document … Continue reading

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Open Letter from Professor Garry Watson (English & Film Studies) on the Centre for Writers (To be discussed at the General Faculties Council meeting of 30 May 2016)

Dear Colleagues, Many thanks to those of you who were able to attend Arts Faculty Council on Wednesday afternoon. As you know, the motion was passed to advise the Provost to delay by one year the decision to move the … Continue reading

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President Samarasekera’s Answers to Questions from Arts Representatives to the General Faculties Council

Below are screenshots of President Indira Samarasekera’s official answers to questions posed by Arts representatives to the General Faculties Council for Monday’s meeting of that body. A pdf of the answers is here. I welcome responses to the questions and President Samarasekera’s answers — … Continue reading

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