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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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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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Perilous State of the Academy: Star Phoenix Reports Executive Director of University of Saskatchewan’s School of Public Health Fired by Provost

Story in Star Phoenix is here. Provost Brett Fairbairn’s letter to Dr. Buckingham has been posted on Twitter.  

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Sharma (Anthropology, Saskatchewan) Writes on Growth of Administration at U of S

Last month, Bloomberg ran an article on “administrative bloat” at universities, “Bureaucrats Paid $250,000 Feed Outcry Over College Costs.”  In today’s Star Phoenix, Satya Sharma, associate professor of Anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan, provides some perspective on the situation … Continue reading

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