Queen's community discusses learning experience

August 20, 2010

At a second town hall meeting on the future direction of Queen's University, 45 participants -- mainly faculty and staff -- talked about the Queen's learning experience. One professor suggested that an undergraduate education should provide students with a core set of skills, regardless of discipline. Another faculty member said the institution's reputation for offering a strong undergraduate education has suffered due to provincial funding shortages, and suggested the university communities come together to lobby the Ontario government for more financial support. One student raised the issue of teaching and delivery of programs, asking the academic writing team, which held the meeting, if it has looked at the methods of evaluating class instruction. Queen's News Centre