Laurentian social sciences and humanities profs raise concerns over shrinking teaching resources

October 30, 2012

Some Laurentian University social sciences and humanities faculty members say their departments are not getting the resources they need. Most of the concern is over shrinking department sizes -- something professors say is making it more difficult for them to do their job. They partially blame Laurentian's newly implemented strategic plan, which indicates "signature programs" for the institution, including mining engineering, sports administration, and rural health. Laurentian's chief of staff says the institution cannot replace all faculty in programs, especially in those departments that face an enrolment decline. CBC