On July 30th, administration at Laurentian University announced that admission to a number of programs would be suspended. These cuts were made without the knowledge or approval of Senate, which has the exclusive power and responsibility to direct educational policy at the university. Program cuts affect students, academic staff, and support staff.
Decision-making powers at our university have become concentrated in the hands of a few – who act behind closed doors – while the voices of academic staff, students, and other key stakeholders are being weakened or silenced.
We must fight to protect these programs and defend the importance collegial governance.
Together, we can make sure that the decisions that will impact our campus community are not made without our campus community.