Articles by: Tara Deschamps

Online course survey participation is low among students at Ryerson University. Data provided by Office of Faculty Affairs website. (Tara Deschamps / Ryersonian Staff)

Students slacking with online course surveys

Fewer than half of Ryerson students assess their instructors using online course surveys, reveals the school’s latest evaluation data. When Ryerson debuted its online survey in the fall of 2007, 38 per cent of students opted to complete evaluations on the Internet. The survey allowed students to numerically answer questions about the effectiveness of instructors and their courses. Since then, […]

by Tara Deschamps· · News, On Campus, students, Top stories
Ryerson discloses the average score for each question in the faculty course survey by program and faculty on its website. The individualized results for instructors and courses, however, are hidden from students and are only open to instructors and vice-provost of faculty. (Matt Oxman / Ryersonian staff)

Ryerson stays tight-lipped on course surveys

Fresh out of high school and eager to start at Ryerson, Stephanie Sim never imagined one of her first university classes would be a disappointment. Had she been a student at the University of Toronto or McGill University, things may have been different. Unlike Ryerson, these schools disclose results of faculty course surveys, broken down by course or instructor, for […]

by Tara Deschamps· · News, On Campus, Top stories
5 things you should know about Ryerson’s upcoming academic plan

5 things you should know about Ryerson’s upcoming academic plan

Community meetings are kicking off this week to discuss Ryerson’s upcoming academic plan. As the school develops its educational goals for the next five years, The Ryersonian takes a look at what could be in store for students. Possible credits for zone education Since opening in 2010, Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone has developed into a world-class incubator providing support to aspiring entrepreneurs and […]

by Tara Deschamps· · News
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Wynne announces plan to extend Ontario’s watchdog powers to universities

Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Thursday that the province hopes to expand Ontario’s watchdog powers to include the oversight of universities. Wynne is proposing legislation at Queen’s Park that would allow Ontario ombudsman André Marin to investigate public complaints and make recommendations regarding post-secondary institutions. “We want to ensure that the people of Ontario have the open, accountable and accessible government […]

by Tara Deschamps· · News, Off Campus
The escalators in the Podium building have (Arti Panday / Ryersonian Staff).

Library Building escalators to be gutted this year

A pair of aging escalators in Ryerson’s library building will soon be gutted and transformed into stairs amidst SoapBox complaints from students about their excessive downtime. According to finance and strategic planning manager Kerri Bailey, the removal is part of a plan that began in 2008 when escalators on the building’s lower floors were ripped out due to “wear and […]

by Tara Deschamps· · News, On Campus, Top stories
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