2018 « WLUFA

CAUT Committee Vacancies / Postes vacants aux comités de l’ACPPU

November 15th, 2018

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Memorandum 18 : 34

 

Date:  November 13, 2018

 

To:  Presidents of Local, Federated and Provincial Associations; CAUT Executive Committee

 

From:   James Compton, President; Brenda Austin-Smith, Vice-President; Robin Vose, Past President; David Robinson, Executive Director

 

Re:  CAUT Committee Vacancies

 

We are asking member associations for assistance in identifying potential members for CAUT’s standing committees. We welcome names of CAUT individual affiliated or associate members you feel would be interested and who would bring expertise to the work of these committees. The composition, function, terms and procedures for selection of committee members can be found on the CAUT Website under each standing committee page. Committee vacancies will also be advertised in the CAUT Bulletin.

 

Nominators should include a completed copy of the Standing Committee Nomination Form.

 

The deadline for nominations for members of CAUT Standing Committees is February 1, 2019.

 

We welcome recommendations of members of marginalized groups. These groups include but are not limited to Aboriginal peoples; women; racialized academic staff; academic staff with disabilities; and lesbian, gay, trans, queer and two-spirited academic staff.

 

Committee Vacancies

 

Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee

[Vacancies – 2]

 

Members of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee should have had considerable involvement in and knowledge about academic freedom. They must be sympathetic to, and have had experience in the defence of academic freedom and tenure, and they should be willing and available to dedicate considerable time to the work of the Committee between meetings, including promotion of academic freedom, drafting of documents, and other related activities.

 

Collective Bargaining and Economic Benefits Committee

[Vacancies: 3]

 

Members of the Collective Bargaining and Economic Benefits Committee should have demonstrated experience in collective bargaining.  They should be able to commit time between meetings to the work of the Committee, including drafting of model clauses, development of policy statements and other related activities.

 

Equity Committee

[Vacancies: 3 (1 member representing Aboriginal Academic Staff; 1 member representing Racialized Academic Staff; and 1 member representing Women Academic Staff]

 

The Equity Committee is composed of two members of the following groups: Aboriginal academic staff; academic staff with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans, queer and two-spirited academic staff; racialized academic staff; and women academic staff.  Members of the Equity Committee should have considerable experience in and commitment to the advancement of equity. Members should be willing and available to dedicate significant time between meetings to the work of the Committee, including drafting and editing policy documents, preparing advice for the Executive and Council, and other related activities.

 

Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee

[Vacancies: 1]

 

Members of the Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee should have considerable experience and knowledge of the professional interests and academic concerns of librarians and archivists at Canadian post-secondary institutions. They ought to be aware of policy matters pertaining to academic rights and working conditions of academic librarians and archivists.  Members should be willing and available to dedicate significant time between meetings to the work of the Committee, including the conference planning, drafting or editing documents, responding to enquiries and other related activities.

 

Contract Academic Staff Committee

[Vacancies: 2 (1 member representing a small-size association; 1 member representing a medium-size association]

 

Members of the Contract Academic Staff Committee should have considerable experience in and commitment to the advancement of the issues and working conditions of Contract Academic Staff. Members should be willing and available to dedicate significant time between meetings to the work of the Committee, including drafting and editing policy documents, preparing advice for the Executive and Council, and other related activities.

Six of the eight members of the Contract Academic Staff Committee are from the six CAUT member associations with the largest CAS membership. The other two members are appointed and ratified by Council to represent a small and a medium-size association. Both of those positions are vacant in 2019.

 

A list of the current members of CAUT standing committees is attached for your information.

 

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Note 18:34

 

Date :  Le 13 novembre 2018

 

Destinataires :  Président(e)s des associations locales, fédérées et provinciales; Membres du Comité de direction de l’ACPPU

 

Expéditeurs :  James Compton, président; Brenda Austin-Smith, vice-présidente; Robin Vose, président sortant; David Robinson, directeur général

 

Objet :  Postes vacants aux comités de l’ACPPU

 

 

 

 

Nous faisons appel aux associations membres pour nous aider à trouver des candidats et candidates qui pourraient devenir membres des comités permanents de l’ACPPU. Nous ferions bon accueil aux candidatures de membres affiliés ou associés de l’ACPPU qui, selon vous, seraient intéressés par une telle participation et qui contribueraient par leur expertise aux travaux de ces comités. La composition, le fonctionnement et le mandat des comités, ainsi que le processus de sélection de leurs membres, sont affichés sur la page d’accueil de chaque comité permanent du site web de l’ACPPU. Les postes à combler seront également annoncés dans le Bulletin de l’ACPPU.

 

Les dossiers de mise en candidature doivent comprendre une copie dûment remplie du formulaire de mise en candidature aux comités permanents.

 

La date limite des mises en candidature aux postes de membres des comités permanents de l’ACPPU est le 1er février 2019.

 

Nous encourageons les mises en candidature de membres de groupes marginalisés, entre autres les Autochtones, les femmes, le personnel académique racialisé, le personnel académique ayant une limitation fonctionnelle, ainsi que le personnel académique lesbien, gai, bisexuel, trans, allosexuel et bi-spirituel.

 

Postes à combler

 

Comité de la liberté académique et de la permanence de l’emploi

[2 postes vacants]

 

Les membres du Comité de la liberté académique et de la permanence de l’emploi doivent avoir joué un rôle considérable au chapitre de la liberté académique et bien connaître cet enjeu. Ils doivent être sympathiques à la défense de la liberté académique et de la permanence et avoir acquis de l’expérience en la matière. Ils doivent vouloir et pouvoir consacrer beaucoup de temps aux travaux du comité entre les réunions et participer notamment à la promotion de la liberté académique, à la rédaction de documents et à des activités connexes.

 

Comité de la négociation collective et des avantages économiques

[3 postes vacants]

 

Les membres du Comité de la négociation collective et des avantages économiques doivent avoir une expérience confirmée de la négociation collective. Ils doivent également pouvoir consacrer du temps aux travaux du comité entre les réunions et participer notamment à la rédaction de clauses modèles, à l’élaboration d’énoncés de principes et à des activités connexes.

 

Comité de l’équité

[3 postes vacants : 1 membre représentant le personnel académique autochtone; 1 membre représentant le personnel académique racialisé; 1 membre représentant le personnel académique féminin]

 

Le Comité de l’équité est composé de deux membres de chacun des groupes suivants : personnel académique autochtone, personnel académique ayant une limitation fonctionnelle; personnel académique lesbien, gai, bisexuel, trans, allosexuel et bi‑spirituel; personnel académique racialisé; personnel académique féminin. Les membres du Comité de l’équité doivent avoir une grande expérience de la promotion de l’équité et être pleinement engagés dans cet enjeu. Ils doivent vouloir et pouvoir consacrer beaucoup de temps aux travaux du comité entre les réunions, notamment en rédigeant et en révisant des documents de politique, en formulant des conseils et avis à l’intention du Comité de direction et du Conseil, et en participant à des activités connexes.

 

Comité des bibliothécaires et des archivistes

[1 poste vacant]

 

Les membres du Comité des bibliothécaires et des archivistes doivent avoir une expérience et une connaissance considérables des intérêts de la profession et des questions académiques qui concernent les bibliothécaires et les archivistes en poste dans les établissements postsecondaires canadiens. Ils doivent être au fait des questions de principe touchant les droits académiques et les conditions de travail des bibliothécaires et des archivistes de ces établissements. Les membres doivent vouloir et pouvoir consacrer beaucoup de temps aux travaux du comité entre les réunions, notamment en participant à la planification de conférences, à la rédaction ou à la révision de documents, en répondant à des demandes de renseignements et en prenant part à des activités connexes.

 

Comité du personnel académique contractuel

[2 postes vacants : 1 membre d’une association de petite taille; 1 membre d’une association de taille moyenne]

 

Les membres du Comité du personnel académique contractuel doivent avoir une grande expérience de la promotion des enjeux touchant le personnel académique contractuel et de l’avancement de leurs conditions de travail, et être pleinement engagés à ces égards. Les membres doivent vouloir et pouvoir consacrer beaucoup de temps aux travaux du comité entre les réunions, notamment en rédigeant et en révisant des documents de politique, en formulant des conseils et avis à l’intention du Comité de direction et du Conseil, et en participant à des activités connexes. Six des huit membres du Comité du personnel académique contractuel sont désignés par les six associations membres de l’ACPPU qui regroupent le plus grand nombre de membres contractuels. Les deux autres membres représentent respectivement une association de petite taille et une association de taille moyenne et sont désignés par le Conseil. Ces deux postes seront vacants en 2019.

 

Vous trouverez ci-jointe, à titre d’information, la liste des membres actuels des comités permanents de l’ACPPU.

 

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Nominations for OCUFA’s 2018 Lorimer Distinguished Service Award for Bargaining – deadline December 08, 2018 – Final Notice

November 9th, 2018

Dear Colleagues:

This is the final notice regarding nominations for OCUFA’s  2018 Lorimer Award. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to improving the terms and conditions of employment of Ontario university faculty through bargaining. It was created by OCUFA in 2009 in honor of Doug and Joyce Lorimer.

Attached to this email, please find promotional flyers in English and French which you can share with your association. Additional information, nomination forms and guidelines can be found at:

http://ocufa.on.ca/awards/lorimer-award-bargaining-award-2/   The nomination deadline is December 7, 2018.

The 2018 Lorimer Award will be presented at the February 9, 2019 awards lunch during the OCUFA Board meeting at the Westin Habour Castle Hotel in Toronto.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,
Mark

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Mark Rosenfeld, Ph.D
Executive Director
Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 1M7
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Kids’ Holiday Party 2018

November 8th, 2018

If you are a faculty member, you will have received this invitation to your inbox. There is a link in the email for you to RSVP.  If you did not receive this invitation by email, but are a member, please contact the WLUFA Office at x3721.

Holiday Dinner 2018

November 8th, 2018

If you are a faculty member, you will have received this invitation to your inbox. There is a link in the email for you to RSVP.  If you did not receive this invitation by email, but are a member, please contact the WLUFA Office at x3721.

 

Ontario Universities and College Coalition Calls for Withdrawal of Bill 47

November 5th, 2018

The OUCC, which represents almost 60,000 college and university educators, held a press conference today at Queen’s Park. The event was presided over by Chris Glover, NDP MPP.

The press conference was held in order to draw attention to the ways in which the Ford government’s claw-backs on Bill 148 — the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act — as well as the proposed implementation of Bill 47, will not only create set-backs for the many  precariously-employed faculty in both the college and university sectors, but will also jeopardize many students’ ability to access education and to thrive once that education is completed.

Kimberly Ellis-Hale, a long-serving Contract Faculty member at Laurier, also spoke at the media event. Ellis-Hale serves as the Chair for OCUFA’s Contract Faculty Compliment Committee.

See the CBC coverage of the event here.

Comprehensive Report Confirms What Contract Faculty Already Know: Canadian universities make an “institutional choice” to perpetuate precarious employment

November 2nd, 2018

After years of attempting to get a comprehensive picture of the use of contract faculty in Canadian universities, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has published its ground-breaking report, Contract U: Contract faculty appointments at Canadian universities.

Achieved through FIPPA reqests to all 78 publically-funded Canadian universities, the report confirms what many of us have known for quite some time – that, in the words of co-author of the report Chandra Pasma, “significant reliance on contract faculty in Canadian universities is a structural issue, not a temporary approach to hiring”.

According to the report, part-time work accounted for an astounding nearly 80% of all faculty contract appointments in 2016-2017. Even more disquieting was data that suggested that some universities are moving perilously close to the dangerous precedents being set by our neighbours to the south — in thirteen Canadian universities, contract appointments account for more than two-thirds of all faculty appointments at their institutions.

Milton Cancellation Only One Part of a “Gloomy Forecast” for PSE: Letter from WLUFA President, David Monod

November 2nd, 2018

 

Dear colleagues,

The creation of a satellite campus in Milton was always a controversial topic among faculty, and I know many of you will welcome the provincial government’s announcement that it will not be funded.  I don’t want to comment on whether the Milton campus should, or should not, be opened.  Rather, I’d like us to reflect on what the decision tells us about the new government and its approach to post-secondary education.

I believe the decision tells us several alarming things.  First, all three cancelled expansion projects are in Conservative ridings and all had strong local support.  Second, whether you agree or not, conventional wisdom holds that the west-of-Toronto market is “under-serviced” by post-secondary institutions and that a demand exists.  Third, the cuts were announced with minimal forewarning to the universities and the funding was eliminated totally, not incrementally.  Fourth, the government declared itself open to considering ways of allowing the satellite campuses to be built without government funding, should the universities come up with what it calls “a business case” for education.   Finally, and ominously, the announcement did not make clear if the province would expand the corridor of funding to the universities (essentially allowing them to increase their allocation of government-subsidized students), even if such a “business case” was made.

We need to recognize that significant cuts to post-secondary funding are almost certainly coming.  How deep those cuts are going to be is a guess at the moment, but those who are wiser than I predict that they will be in double digits. The satellite campus decision may be a predictor of how those cuts are going to be announced and implemented.  If the Ford government sticks to its current playbook, the cuts will be announced suddenly and with little consultation.  They will not take into account student or post-secondary needs.  Although they may be targeted (by shifting money from enrolment to selected areas of education and training), the evidence of the past few days shows that the government favors dramatic, simple and comprehensive actions. Decisions are not being driven by what is best for education, but rather in the interest of reducing the deficit.  Being in a conservative riding is no protection; in fact, the satellite campus announcement may be used to prove that the government is not playing at politics.  Finally, if the “business” model of education is one in which there is no funding, then there is a strong probability that an Ontario “open again for business” will be one in which fees are further deregulated.  The price of education in this model is passed on to the students and the universities will be expected to reduce their costs to make learning affordable.  If this happens, then having a satellite campus that is draining, rather than making, money will not be an asset and it will not win us the government’s kudos.

Wilfrid Laurier University has already taken steps to make itself more sensitive to market forces (in terms of student demand) through its new budget model.  A provincial shift to higher tuition fees will drive that process forward, exacerbating the gap between winners and losers on campus.  Cuts to post-secondary education will not be a victimless crime.

I know this is a gloomy forecast.  So what can we do?  Your association is now working as part of the federation of university faculty unions and with other post-secondary organizations on a strategy for fighting prospective cuts.  We have taken steps to coordinate a response to the satellite-campus announcement with the Faculty Associations at York and Ryerson.  We will also be bringing our concerns over post-secondary education to MPPs at Queen’s Park in mid-November.  What you can do, as members, is talk to your neighbors and friends in the community, talk to your students, and talk to each other.  Get your heads and hearts into a fighting space and be prepared to shout, march, perform, rally, pass out leaflets, post and tweet your support for post-secondary education.  We must grow strong and together while we wait for winter.

Sincerely,

David

Investigation launched into alleged academic freedom violations at Thompson Rivers University / Enquête sur des allégations d’atteinte à la liberté académique à l’Université Thompson Rivers

November 1st, 2018

Investigation launched into alleged academic freedom violations at Thompson Rivers University

 

(Ottawa— 31 October, 2018) The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has established an investigation into the case of Professor Derek Pyne at Thompson Rivers University to determine if his academic freedom was violated.

 

In April 2017, Professor Pyne published an article exploring the use of so-called “predatory publishers” by faculty members and administrators in the School of Business and Economics at Thompson Rivers. He says he was subsequently targeted by the Administration in violation of his academic freedom.

 

Professor Pyne has been suspended by the University since July.

 

Dr. Mark Mac Lean (Mathematics) of the University of British Columbia will chair the investigatory committee. Carla Graebner (Librarian for Data Services and Government Information) of Simon Fraser University will also serve on the committee.

 

Media contact

Lisa Keller, Communications Officer, Canadian Association of University Teachers; 613-726-5186 (o); 613-222-3530 (c); keller[email protected]

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Enquête sur des allégations d’atteinte à la liberté académique à l’Université Thompson Rivers

 

(Ottawa – 31 octobre 2018) L’Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d’université (ACPPU) a lancé une enquête sur l’affaire concernant le professeur Derek Pyne à l’Université Thompson Rivers afin de déterminer s’il y a eu atteinte à sa liberté académique.

 

En avril 2017, le professeur Pyne a publié un article consacré à l’utilisation des publications dites « prédatrices » par les membres du personnel académique et les dirigeants de l’École d’administration et de sciences économiques de Thompson Rivers. Selon lui, la direction de l’établissement s’en est prend à lui après coup, portant ainsi atteinte à sa liberté académique.

 

Le professeur Pyne est suspendu de son poste depuis juillet.

 

Le comité d’enquête de l’ACPPU est présidé par Mark Mac Lean, professeur de mathématiques à l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique, et est composé également de Carla Graebner, bibliothécaire aux services de données de recherche et d’informations gouvernementales de l’Université Simon-Fraser.

 

Contact pour les médias :

Lisa Keller, agente des communications, Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d’université; 613-726-5186 (b); 613-222-3530 (c); [email protected]

 

Canadian Association of University Teachers
Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d’université
2705, promenade Queensview Drive, Ottawa (Ontario) K2B 8K2
Tel \ Tél. (613) 820-2270 | Fax \ Téléc. (613) 820-7244
CAUT.ca \ Facebook.com/caut.acppu \ @caut_acppu

 

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Save Bill 148! Rally in Waterloo Later Today!

October 24th, 2018
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Waterloo Rally Today!

OCUFA Stresses the Harm That Will Be Caused by Ford’s Proposed Repeal of Bill 148

October 24th, 2018

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Ontario faculty deeply disappointed with government repeal of $15 minimum wage and fair labour laws