Ontario and Alberta have recently announced plans for performance-based funding (PBF) for universities. This Education Review highlights the dangers of this approach and calls on academic staff associations to take action through bargaining, coalition building and advocacy to resist the imposition of PBF which has been shown in other jurisdictions to have deleterious, rather than positive, impacts on the quality of education.
Education & Equity
This updated issue of CAUT’s Education Review highlights what is at stake in the on-going parliamentary review of the Copyright Act and impacts on copyright of the recently negotiated Canada-US-Mexico free trade agreement. Currently, the Act balances just remuneration for authors and allowing educators and researchers to make knowledge accessible. Corporate publishers are working hard to change the balance to restrict the use of copyrighted works in the education sector.
The latest issue of CAUT’s Education Review highlights what is at stake in the upcoming legislative review of the Copyright Act. Currently, the Act balances just remuneration for authors and allowing educators and researchers to make knowledge accessible. Corporate publishers are working hard to change the balance to restrict the use of copyrighted works in the education sector.
The purpose of this report is to draw a demographic and labour market profile of academic and professional librarians in Canadian universities and colleges. It is based on a CAUT survey of librarians at 116 institutions.
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.
Underrepresented & Underpaid: Diversity & Equity Among Canada’s Post-Secondary Education Teachers (April 2018)
This report provides a snapshot of academic staff representation and income in Canada’s universities and colleges in 2016, noting in particular changes in the university sector over the last decade.
The Persistent Gap: Understanding male-female salary differentials amongst Canadian academic staff (March 2011)
There has been a long-standing concern amongst policymakers, economists, and trade unions over the persistent earnings gap between men and women in the Canadian labour market. Adjusting for age, rank and discipline, this study finds a narrowing but persistent earnings gap between male and female academic staff in Canada.
The existence of gender disparities in the awarding of tenure raises serious concerns about the status of female faculty in Canadian universities. Women historically have been far less likely than their male counterparts to be appointed to a tenure or tenure track position.
Women accounted for about three quarters of the growth in enrolment during the 1980s and 1990s. Today, women have made impressive gains at the graduate level. They now constitute a majority of Master’s students across Canada.
The number of female university teachers in Canada has grown sharply over the past twenty years, but women still remain under-represented within certain disciplines and at the most senior academic ranks. The imbalance in the overall representation of female university teachers appears to be decreasing, but some noticeable disparities remain.