Supplement to the 2005 travel advisory / Supplément à l’Avis aux voyageurs de l’ACPPU de 2005

Supplement to 2005 CAUT Travel Advisory In 2017, the Canadian government enacted new legislation that expanded the search powers of preclearance officers at airports. Even though that law is not yet in force, there are reported instances of Canadian and American border agents demanding to search electronic devices of travellers. This advisory, also available on[…]

Inequity in PSE to Be the Inevitable By-product of Ontario Gov’t Performance-Based Funding

  Various stakeholders in post-secondary education have issued strong statements against the Ford Government’s funding model for PSE. At the centre of the statements is a deep concern for the ways in which the funding model will entrench inequity into the PSE system itself. A statement from the Ontario Universities and College Coalition warns that “Without[…]

Of Interest: Inside Higher Ed: Professionals Take a Stand Against Student Evaluations

Excerpt from Colleen Flaherty’s article: ‘…”a growing body of evidence suggests that their use in personnel decisions is problematic.” The statement cites more than a dozen studies finding that students’ evaluations are weakly related to other measures of teaching effectiveness, used in statistically problematic ways and can be influenced by factors such as times of day and class size.[…]

Appeal: CAUT Refugee Foundation / Appel : Fondation pour les réfugiés de l’ACPPU

** La version française suit **   Memorandum 19:28   Date:  September 4, 2019   To:   Presidents, Local, Federated and Provincial Associations   From:  David Robinson, Executive Director   Re:  Appeal: CAUT Refugee Foundation CAUT is continuing to provide support for Dr. Carlos Zambrano Escamilla, former president of the Sindicato de Profesores de la[…]

CAUT Dedicated Service Award

Memorandum 19:27   Date:  September 3, 2019   To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations   From:  David Robinson, Executive Director   Re:  CAUT Dedicated Service Award   The CAUT Dedicated Service Award was established to recognize exceptional service provided by individuals at the local or provincial level. This award is granted[…]

OCUFA estimates Ford’s “performance” funding could cut university budgets by over $500 million dollars

From OCUFA Report: Toronto, Sep. 4, 2019 – Ontario faculty are warning that the Ford government’s so called “performance” funding model for postsecondary education is reckless, ineffective, and dangerous. The new funding model will link 60 per cent of government funding for universities ($2.2 billion dollars) to an arbitrary set of metrics chosen with no[…]

Fair Employment Week, October 7-11, 2019 / Semaine de l’équité d’emploi, 7-11 octobre 2019

Memorandum 19:26   Date:  September 3, 2019   To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations   From:  Pam Foster, Director of Research and Political Action   Re:  Fair Employment Week, October 7-11, 2019     Fair Employment Week (FEW) is taking place October 7-11, 2019. FEW is CAUT’s annual campaign to build[…]

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