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Briefs & Reports

Compassionate care leave and benefits were introduced in 2003/04 to help employees cope with this difficult work-life balance challenge. Collective agreements have been renegotiated to provide access to compassionate care leave and, sometimes, to supplement compassionate care benefits.
Increasingly, university and college administrators are contracting out their institutions’ operational IT needs. Specifically, this means moving from an IT system with a server based at the institution with an in house IT support staff to a cloud based system outside the institution where most of the staff resources are provided by the cloud provider.
This latest issue of CAUT’s Education Review addresses a number of key questions facing universities today, such as the key drivers affecting changes in revenues and expenditures and the share of public and private funding.
The distinctive role of the university in society is always fragile and always in jeopardy. Ensuring academic integrity has never been easy for universities as the free pursuit of knowledge and the challenging of conventional wisdom create discomfort in many quarters and among powerful interests.
Despite some notable progress in the past decade towards greater diversity, the Canadian academy remains largely white and male. Census data shows an ongoing underrepresentation of women, First Nations, and visible minority professors, as well as significant earnings and unemployment gaps for many of these groups.