Members for CAUT Committees
We are asking for your assistance in identifying potential members for CAUT’s Academic Freedom and Tenure; Collective Bargaining and Economic Benefits; Equity; and Librarians’ and Archivists’ committees. We would appreciate names of CAUT individual affiliated or associate members you feel would be interested and would bring expertise to the work of these committees. For any names you suggest, we must have information about each individual’s appropriateness for the relevant committees. Committee vacancies will also be advertised in the CAUT Bulletin.
The CAUT Executive will review all names that have come forward (whether submitted by the candidate or others). It will recommend to Council committee membership that will have the expertise required to fulfill each committee’s functions and will reflect the diversity specified in each committee’s terms of reference (available on the CAUT website). 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, transgendered, queer and two-spirited academic staff. The final list of members approved by the Executive will be approached to serve and will be advised that their selection will be dependent on the ratification by the CAUT Council at its spring meeting.
It is important that you forward names of, and information about, potential committee members as soon as possible, and no later than February 3, 2014. The form can be found on the CAUT web site: http://www.caut.ca/docs/default-source/default-document-library/standard-information-form—caut-committees.pdf?sfvrsn=2 and should be sent to:
Executive Assistant to the Executive Director
2705 Queensview Drive
Ottawa ON K2B 8K2
Fax: (613) 820-2270
Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee (three vacancies)
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 (three or four vacancies, dependent on whether an incumbent member of the committee is elected Chair by Council)
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.
Contract Academic Staff Committee (no vacancies)
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 are a representative from small associations and a representative from medium-size associations. Both those positions are filled until 2015.
Equity Committee (ten vacancies including two co-chairs to be elected by Council)
The composition of the Equity Committee is to be the two-co-chairs and two members from each of the following groups: Aboriginal academic staff; academic staff with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, 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 (three or four vacancies, dependent on whether an incumbent member of the committee is elected Chair by Council)
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.
Term of Office
The term of office for members of standing committees is normally three years, with the possibility of one renewal. Every effort is made to ensure continuity by having terms overlap so that approximately one-third of the committee changes annually.
A list of the current members of each of the four committees is attached for your information.