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.

1 comment:

  1. re: Navitas
    A panel discussion is being planned for APRIL 19 A.M. (location tba) sp mark your calendars! The speakers will include Brian Brown, University of Windsor, Brad MacKenzie, University of Manitoba - where Navitas has been implemented, and David Robinson from CAUT who can speak to the national and global issues. Come to participate in the discussion!