Academics

The learning curve

Thinking outside the box can be a challenge, but for those with learning disabilities, it’s the only option.Continue...

Students critically need thinking skills

The proposed policy that would require Ontario universities to become more specialized is well-intentioned, but fails to address a more fundamental problem: that many of the programs they offer aren’t well-suited to prepare students for the job market.Continue...

Shifting gears

Approximately 200 students at Queen’s switch faculties each year, but not everyone who wants to is permitted to do so.Continue...

Uncertain future for co-op

Last spring, the University hired a new position to look into the potential of expanding experiential learning for Queen’s students. According to Career Services, the program is still in its research stage and has yet to develop any firm plans.Continue...

Mohawk, Inuktitut courses in demand

Two new Indigenous language courses are at full capacity in the first year of them being offered at Queen’s.Continue...

New model gets blended response

Of over 140 100-level courses listed in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences course calendar, five are taught in a blended format. But the gradual move towards this new method of learning isn’t always the most cost-effective way to study.Continue...

Queen's criticized

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) recently released their report on Queen’s investigation into a former professor’s conduct.Continue...

A school away from school

This summer, hundreds of students will board a plane with the hopes of coming home with a course credit. For many of them, the classroom will come alive.Continue...

NAD under fire

Offenses traditionally processed through the Non-Academic Discipline System have been rerouted to school administrators, leaving the future of Queen's peer-to-peer method uncertain.Continue...

Online learning puts revenue first

I recently submitted two questions for Provost Alan Harrison for the March 27 meeting of Senate. One is: why do we already have a financial exploration, or “business case,” for expanding online learning, and not a word on the subject in our new Academic Plan? The other is: why won’t you let us see it?Continue...

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