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SEPTEMBER 2015
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The Canadian Business Journal
The CAUT strongly endorses the belief that
a post-secondary education working climate for
its members suffers greatly if there is not acces-
sibility to higher education for all students. It’s
important that everyone not only be able to
attend university from a financial standpoint but
that they are equally treated once they get there.
“We focus on women’s rights and minor-
ity rights. Traditionally, the university has been a
bastion of male white privilege. Our workplace
suffers if we are exclusive and keep out huge
swaths of our creative, intelligent population, so
we’re very much advocating for accessible and
equitable higher education,” Vose adds.
Collegial governance in the university is para-
mount to achieving maximized academic freedom.
The CAUT wants professors to be an integral part
in the decision-making process regarding the
direction the university takes in moving forward,
including programs and curriculum.
“As an example, we don’t want the university
telling us they’ve decided not to teach history
anymore and that economics is all that really
matters, so history is being terminated – thank
you very much,” Vose says.
Federal and provincial support for universi-
ties and colleges needs to be fortified according
to Vose in order that tuition fees can be lowered,
class sizes reduced, and research programs and
projects expanded. He and other members of
the CAUT actively lobby the federal government
to increase its contributions to the provinces in
support of post-secondary education and for
more adequate funding of basic research. Over
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