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Student Course Evaluation Working Group Final Report

At a special joint committee meeting of the UOITFA and UOIT, the following final report and recommendations were approved. While more work remains to be done in implementing the recommendations, this concludes the activities of the working group set out in Letter of Understanding #4 Re Student Course Evaluation Working Group in the 2015-18 Tenured …

Faculty Association Response to the Teaching Faculty Workload Joint Working Groups

We would like to thank all of our members who participated in this process to date. The FA has objected from the outset to the interpretation of the LOU as requiring an excessive and unwarranted focus on “individual concerns”, through individual appearances before committees, while simultaneously excluding “individuals’ workload assignments”. This process has created an …

Course Evaluations

As a result of a memorandum of agreement between UOIT and the UOITFA, a joint committee was struck to review the use of course evaluations. The following report was submitted by the UOITFA: UOITFA Teaching Evaluation Report

Controversial Ontario report says teaching loads should be higher

A controversial new report is claiming that just under 20 per cent of faculty in Ontario are not “research active” and should have their teaching loads doubled. Teaching Loads and Research Outputs of On­tario University Faculty: Implications for Productivity and Differentiation, published by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario in March, surveyed 10 university …

New report shows employment success of Ontario university grads

A new report by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) demonstrates that Ontario’s university graduates enjoy higher earning, have better employment rates, and find employment in their fields. The findings, based on data from Statistics Canada and the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, was published on February 25, 2014.

Data Check: Women still struggle for equality in STEM fields

A recent study from Statistics Canada observed that women are still under-represented in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science), despite their growing presence in these fields. The Statcan National Household Survey for 2011 revealed that 59 per cent of 25-34 year-olds with a university degree were women. Women’s share of STEM degrees, …

Canadian universities sacrifice principles in pursuing collaborations: report

In their drive to attract new revenues by collaborating with corporations, donors, and governments, Canadian universities are entering into agreements that place unacceptable limits on academic freedom and sacrifice fundamental academic principles, according to a report released today by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT).