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How Does Precarious Work For Faculty Affect Students?  Research shows…

How Does Precarious Work For Faculty Affect Students? Research shows…

| 10/11/2017

What are the consequences of the colleges’ over-reliance on contract faculty? Harrington and Schibik (2001) found that as first-year students took more courses with contract faculty as opposed to full-time faculty in their first term, the likelihood of them returning for a second term reduced. Eagan and Jaeger (2008) found that the higher the proportion […]

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York University Unions support Ontario College Faculty

York University Unions support Ontario College Faculty

| 20/09/2017 | 0 Comments

TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2017 /CNW/ – The Cross-Campus Alliance at York University sends its solidarity to the 12,000 members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)’s College Academic Division who are currently in bargaining with their employer, College Employer Council.  Over the past two decades, we have witnessed a rise in the number of […]

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Petition to improve the learning and teaching environment of Ontario’s public colleges

Petition to improve the learning and teaching environment of Ontario’s public colleges

| 03/09/2017 | 0 Comments

TO the Legislative Assembly of Ontario WHEREAS Ontario’s public colleges, which educate over 500,000 full- and part-time students annually, are a fundamental part of high-quality education and a growing economy; AND WHEREAS our colleges face major challenges because of government underfunding and poor decisions by college administrators; AND WHEREAS the exclusion of faculty from academic decision-making, […]

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Using technology in a way that strengthens learning

Using technology in a way that strengthens learning

| 30/08/2017 | 0 Comments

Online learning has been a hot topic in recent years. Some have seen it as a panacea in its potential to make post-secondary education accessible to everyone. Others, including some administrators, have seen in it an excellent means to cut costs in a time of government under-funding. As Ontario’s public colleges turn 50, it’s an […]

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Student success depends on faculty support

Student success depends on faculty support

| 19/07/2017

For students to succeed, they need the support of faculty who are given enough time and stability to develop curriculum, teach courses, provide out-of-class support, and use what they learn in one term to improve the course for the next. Sadly, the share of faculty who are in full-time positions and able to provide that […]

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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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