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Thursday, March 18, 2010
The DFA is gravely concerned about the University administration's proposed plan to outsource the teaching of international students to Navitas, an Australian for-profit corporation that specializes in recruiting and teaching students whose academic standing is generally low (below Dalhousie's admission criteria) and who also lack the English-language skills to pass the TOEFL exam. The Open Letter suggests how this "back door" into Dalhousie threatens our reputation and puts a massive strain on our academic standards. Below are links to to relevant articles.
Document from UK University and College Union: UCU ("Campaign briefing: Who are Navitas?", July 2008) [PDF]