Alberta Post-Secondary Roles and Mandates
A snippet from my article for Communiqué The Alberta system of post-secondary education may be unique in Canada. As Alex Usher says, “Alberta not only has the closest thing Canada has to a genuine system of education, but the government is also by some distance the most interventionist in the country when it comes to […]
A Response to “Let the Professors Run the University”
In “Let the Professors Run the University” Dr. Samuel J. Abrams lays out his concerns with how the University has fallen, and he places the blame squarely on the separation of faculty from student services roles. His argument broken down: Student facing administrators (by which he seems to be trying to conflate the front line […]
An Ideal First Year?
I think a lot about what students need to know to be successful. And more and more I feel that the old elective model does a huge disservice to first year students. I was reading this article about the differences in perspective between educators and employers. I think that we need to think less of […]
Disrupting Higher Education?
Talking about the university system as if it’s doomed is fairly common. Here’s an article from three years ago outlining some common metaphors about the end of the post secondary system. The author’s disdain for them has been proven right so far. And yes, there are some for profit colleges running into problems because they […]