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In the Journal today: Kathleen Lowrey (Anthropology) on “flexibility,” “experiential learning” and other curricular matters

In the Edmonton Journal today: Kathleen Lowrey (Anthropology) contributes to the debate on what the Social Studies curriculum for K-12 and our own should (and should not) involve. Or, as she puts it, “And now, a withering view of flexibility from … Continue reading

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Reflexions on the Arts Faculty Council discussion of the MLCS BA proposal (Guest Post by Marisa Bortolussi)

In response to the request for a summary of what happened at the Thursday May 25 meeting of the Arts Faculty Council regarding the BA proposal for Modern Languages and Cultural Studies (MLCS), here is a summary, with a few … Continue reading

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Responses to the Proposal for a New Modern Languages and Cultural Studies BA (Guest Post by Marisa Bortolussi)

On May 25 faculty members attending Arts Faculty Council (AFC) will be presented with a proposal coming from the department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies (MLCS). It is a highly contentious and divisive proposal, rejected by half of MLCS faculty and … Continue reading

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Fruit of the Poisonous Tree (Guest Post by Dougal MacDonald, Elementary Education)

In this guest post, Dougal MacDonald, who is contract academic staff at both the University of Alberta and Athabasca University, offers his views on student opinion surveys. This is a reprinting, with Dougal’s permission, of an article that appeared in … Continue reading

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GSEC: Open Letter to ab-GPAC, GSAs, and Minister of Advanced Education (27 February 2017)

27 February 2017 An open letter to: Dear fellow stakeholders: This open letter was written on behalf of the Graduate Students of English Collective (GSEC) at the University of Alberta (U of A). It is our formal statement of objection … Continue reading

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Professor Moussu Speaks Out on Centre for Writers Changes Sought by Faculty of Arts (Open Letter)

Dear colleagues, I would like to address two important points about the announced changes regarding the C4W: first, how it affects my career, and second, how it affects tutors in the C4W. First, my career: I would like you to … 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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