MB faculty express concern over government consultations on performance-based metrics

Faculty in Manitoba are expressing concern over the Government of Manitoba’s consultation process regarding performance-based metrics, reports CBC. A recent virtual consultation about MB’s implementation of performance-based metrics was reportedly not well attended by postsecondary representatives: the University of Manitoba Faculty Association said their invitation went to their spam folder, Brandon University’s faculty could not attend the meeting, and the Manitoba Organization of Faculty Associations received a last-minute link and was removed from the meeting after it started. University of Winnipeg Faculty Association President Peter Miller said that provincial staff appear to have assumed that everyone was already on board. “We decided this was not really a consultation as far as we understood it, because it was starting from the assumption that we agreed with this process, that it would make sense to implement performance metrics,” said Miller. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.