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Public colleges should be publicly funded

Public colleges should be publicly funded

| 12/07/2017

Ontario’s public colleges play a crucial role in supporting economic growth and educating students for the jobs of tomorrow. Sadly, however, years of government under-funding have created a situation where Ontario’s public colleges now receive the least per-student funding of any province. This is pushing colleges into questionable ventures with private colleges, corporations, and overseas […]

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The Stakes of This Round of Bargaining: $20/hour Teachers Proposed at Mohawk College

The Stakes of This Round of Bargaining: $20/hour Teachers Proposed at Mohawk College

| 19/06/2017

The Stakes of This Round of Bargaining: $20/hour Teachers Proposed at Mohawk College   Mohawk College in Hamilton features a summer program taught in conjunction with a Quebec CEGEP.  Traditionally, Mohawk has staffed similar programs with Mohawk employees who were members of our provincewide CAAT-A bargaining unit. However, this spring, Mohawk informed its faculty union […]

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College Denies that Accommodating Special Needs Students Requires Additional SWF Time

College Denies that Accommodating Special Needs Students Requires Additional SWF Time

| 18/06/2017

College Denies that Accommodating Special Needs Students Requires Additional SWF Time Recent Ontario legislation and guidelines from the Ontario Human Rights Commission underscore the legal importance of accommodating students with special needs. For this reason, it was shocking and disturbing to hear the College formally deny that students with special needs had, in fact, special […]

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Which Policy Has Hurt Seneca’s Academic Quality the Most?

Which Policy Has Hurt Seneca’s Academic Quality the Most?

| 18/06/2017

Academic Quality Survey Which Policy Has Hurt Seneca’s Academic Quality the Most?

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Seneca Declines Further in Province Wide Key Performance Indicators

Seneca Declines Further in Province Wide Key Performance Indicators

| 18/06/2017

Seneca Declines Further in Province Wide Key Performance Indicators Seneca finishes last among Ontario Colleges in 3 of 5 published metrics; grad employment rate 5% below GTA college average   Figuring out how well Seneca College is doing is difficult. Last December, for instance, Seneca was (as usual) listed among the top 100 employers in […]

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Diploma Nursing Program Admissions Suspended Pending Regulatory Body Review

Diploma Nursing Program Admissions Suspended Pending Regulatory Body Review

| 18/06/2017

Diploma Nursing Program Admissions Suspended Pending Regulatory Body Review  Review follows decline in program graduates’ performance in national certification exams; program’s future to be determined at June College of Nurses of Ontario council meeting

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Colleges: Priorities at 50

Colleges: Priorities at 50

| 01/05/2017

Ontario’s public college system turns 50 this year. As Ontario celebrates that milestone, OPSEU’s College Faculty bargaining team looks at the priorities of college presidents, and proposes a different path, one that invests in students and faculty first.  

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Seneca Executive Compensation Feedback

Seneca Executive Compensation Feedback

| 24/01/2017

As you may know, the Province has introduced a new framework for determining executive pay at Ontario’s Colleges. In response, the Seneca College Board of Governors has developed compensation guidelines for Seneca Senior adminstrators, located at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/consultation-program/index.html. This proposal would give the Seneca College President a maximum salary of $494,000, and Vice-Presidents a maximum salary […]

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CAAT Faculty Support CFS Day of Action on Tuition

CAAT Faculty Support CFS Day of Action on Tuition

| 02/11/2016

https://opseu.org/news/college-faculty-back-students-fight-quality-accessible-education Excerpt: Ontario college faculty represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) are throwing their support behind today’s Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) National Day of Action, which aims to keep colleges and universities public and accessible to all. “Faculty are deeply worried about the quality of education in the face of funding […]

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If You’ve Got a McJob, You Can Get a McEducation

If You’ve Got a McJob, You Can Get a McEducation

| 09/09/2016

You may have seen the announcement regarding this deal: “All 24 of Ontario’s public colleges have entered into an agreement with The McDonald’s Corporation to accept employee training for McDonald’s managers as academic credit for college business programs. McDonald’s managers who complete a corporate curriculum called Managers Development Program 2 (MDP2) will receive the equivalent […]

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Is Seneca College Violating Ministry Standards?

Is Seneca College Violating Ministry Standards?

| 25/01/2016

Seneca students potentially short-changed by over 25% of instructional hours The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities publishes system-wide program standards for all types of programs at Ontario post-secondary education institutions, indicating amongst other things their required vocational standards, essential employability skills, and general education requirements. The distinctions between standards for various levels of academic […]

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