Category Archives: Laurier Administration

Blog entries related to the members and actions of the administration of Wilfrid Laurier University.

Letter responding to the “strategic new directions for teaching and learning” from the Faculty of Arts

(Posted with permission from Jonathan Finn.) Deb MacLatchy, Vice President: Academic Paul Jessop, Acting Vice President: Academic Kathryn Carter, Associate Vice President: Teaching and Learning April 10, 2017 Dear Deb, Paul and Kathryn, As the Chairs and Program Coordinators in … Continue reading

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To divest, or to not divest – that is the question

In early 2016, the University received a letter endorsed by 80 faculty members calling on it to divest from fossil fuels. Fourteen months later, Laurier’s Responsible Investment Working Group (RIWG) is distilling the results of written submissions and public consultations … Continue reading

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Governance report and recommendations to the Senate

Originally published Apr. 7/17. By Kari Brozowski, Communications. Despite having no official position in the WLU Act or Senate approval, the University Secretariat initiated its own Governance Review of Wilfrid Laurier University. While some may applaud the gumption, faculty should … Continue reading

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Campus in Milton?

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate October 2016 5.1.) Kari Brozowski Health Studies The question of a Milton campus is a contentious initiative, and will likely cannibalize the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. The demographic argument is not sound, as the … Continue reading

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CPAM’s overreach

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate October 2016 5.1.) For a university that appears obsessed with titles (just how many Assistant/Associate Directors does one mid-size university need), CPAM’s latest foray into faculty “honorifics”, among other things, is not only ironic but … Continue reading

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Thank You!

This announcement is from the WLUFA Advocate April 2016 4.9. Thank you and congratulations to all the students, staff, faculty and other community members who worked so hard to stop the statue project from going ahead.   Many thanks also … Continue reading

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How the modern university may go the way of the monasteries

This article is from the WLUFA Advocate April 2016 4.9. Dr. Jason Sager, former CAS, Department of History The other evening, I met up with a good friend and former colleague from Laurier at one of my favourite haunts in … Continue reading

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Student evaluations of university teaching

This article is from the WLUFA Advocate April 2016 4.9. Kari Brozowski, Community Health, Public Health and Health Administration The validity and reliability of student evaluations of university teaching is a perennial question—especially as they are used as a component … Continue reading

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Change is afoot: Universities and unions design a new pension plan

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate January 2016 4.6.) By Marc Kilgour, Mathematics The University Pension Project (UPP) is an effort to create a new pension option for Ontario universities. An alternative to the current system in which each … Continue reading

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Divestment Campaign

Dr. Max Blouw, President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Deborah MacLatchy, Vice-President: Academic and Provost Dr. Robert Gordon, Vice-President: Research Jim Butler, Vice-President: Finance and Administration February 1, 2016 Dear Colleagues, In December 2015, world leaders in Paris agreed to work strenuously … Continue reading

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