Category Archives: Virtualization and Online Learning

Mark Jones, Comments on the SAPTF Draft Report of March 2013 (8 April 2013)

Comments on the APTF-Draft-Report-March-2013, as sent to Senator Chris Moyes, Chair, Senate Academic Planning Task Force (SAPTF), on 8 April 2013; slightly revised.   Through no fault of the task force, this Draft Report appeared at a bad time of year … Continue reading

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Queen’s Secret “Business Case” for Online Learning: Questions for the Provost (13 March 2012)

As submitted to the Senate Agenda Committee by Mark Jones, Faculty Senator for Arts and Science, on 13 March 2012, for Question Period in the 27 March meeting of Senate. [Update: The Agenda Committee declined to include these questions on the … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Senate Passes Motion to Get Legal Advice (29 February 2012)

As emailed to campus lists, 29 February 2012: Dear Colleagues: Senate passed a motion to get legal advice concerning its own authority on academic decisions by a vote of 28 – 20 at yesterday’s meeting, thanks to very strong student support both in … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Queen’s Draft Academic Plan as of September 2011: A Dissent (27 September 2011)

As emailed to the Academic Planning Task Force, Senate, and campus lists on 27 September 2011: As an active member of the Academic Planning Task Force from January to July (when I left on sabbatical), I herewith express my dissent … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Farewell APTF (25 July 2011)

As emailed to Senators on 24 July 2011 with two attachments: On Virtualization and Differentiation of Ontario Universities Resources Dear Senators and Colleagues, I attach drafts, just completed, towards two sections of the Academic Plan: one long, on virtualization and … Continue reading

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