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Gumdrops

A mix of miscellany


 
Downside of a low tuition policy. The benefits of low tuition are indisputable, however, it’s not entirely a bed of roses either. Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy notes that low tuition is not always as fair or effective as people think.

More faculty postponing retirement. Following the elimination of mandatory retirement in most Canadian provinces, it would appear that a growing number of university faculty members are be choosing to work beyond the age of 65.

The art of giving conference presentations. With Canada’s academic conference season just around the corner, the much spruced up careers section of the University Affairs website offers a few very helpful tips on how to give an effective conference paper presentation.

CSSHE paper proposal deadline. This coming Friday, January 16, is the the deadline for the Call for Papers for the 2009 annual conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education.

 
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