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Reminder: Panel on program prioritization on Tuesday, September 30

This is a reminder about the panel discussion on program prioritization which will be taking place next Tuesday evening, September 30.  Entitled “Whose priorities? Whose choices?”,  this event will explore the nature and impact of program prioritization —  a process that ranks a university’s programs according to set criteria and allocates resources based on those rankings…. [read more]

PSE Coalition calls for major role in upcoming provincial consultations

The DFA has joined forces with several other organizations urging the Nova Scotia government to give faculty, students and university staff a major role in its upcoming consultations on post-secondary education. The Nova Scotia Post-Secondary Education Coalition, which includes the DFA, the Nova Scotia Association of University Teachers (ANSUT), the Nova Scotia Government and General… [read more]

Health spending account claim deadline is Sept. 30

Attention DFA Members: All claims dated July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 that you wish to apply to your health spending account must be submitted to Medavie Blue Cross by September 30, 2014. Please note that any amount you have not used from the 2013-2014 period will roll forward for one year. This amount… [read more]

University of Saskatchewan scraps TransformUS program prioritization initiative

The University of Saskatchewan has cancelled its plans to implement TransformUS, the controversial program prioritization initiative which made headlines across the country earlier this year.  The Globe and Mail reported today that the priorities established by TransformUS, including the merger of some departments, would be replaced by “smaller, specific reforms.” TransformUS had been strongly opposed… [read more]

Sept. 30 panel to explore program prioritization

Program prioritization — a process that ranks a university’s academic and administrative programs according to set criteria and allocates resources  based on those rankings — has become a reality at many Canadian and U.S. universities…but not without controversy. At the University of Saskatchewan, criticism of the administration’s TransformUS process snowballed into the firing of a… [read more]


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