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Sexual Violence on Campus: “Academic Matters” and Resources

[Posted on behalf of WLUFA Executive.] While some of you may have already received a hard copy of Academic Matters Winter 2017 issue, the WLUFA Executive feels that its subject matter, “Sexual Violence on Campus”, and its connection to the growing body of work being done by our own members, merits our bringing it into[…]

KW MPP Catherine Fife supports fair and equitable work for Contract Faculty at Laurier

Given her support for the Ontario Craft Distillers on Twitter, WLUFA contacted MPP Catherine Fife regarding our own precariously-employed Contract Faculty. Her office had this to say: You are correct in identifying that thousands of students in Waterloo’s universities – as well as those across our province – are being taught by professors with no job[…]

Contract Faculty Negotiations Update: Conciliation, Day One

(Originally sent as an email on December 16, 2017.) Set up at an off-campus location on Wednesday, we were ready to continue negotiating remaining items of dignity, social justice, job security, and fair employment conditions. Key items included: Contract Faculty as a title, access to health and dental benefits, improvements to Standing Appointments, and compensation.[…]

Contract Faculty: Don’t forget to submit your accessible syllabi.

Posted on behalf of Kimberly Ellis-Hale, Contract Faculty Liaison. As a follow-up to the syllabus addition suggestion posted on the 7th, please note that according to our Collective Agreement (see below), Contract Faculty are required to submit a copy of their syllabi to their departments during the first week of class. And while our Collective[…]

A little something for Contract Faculty syllabi…

Although Fall term isn’t over, today is the last day of class, so perhaps some of you may already be working on their Winter syllabi. Please consider using this statement in conjunction with your listed office hours and location on your course syllabi.  It has been checked by WLUFA’s lawyers and has been deemed to be[…]

Want to know what happened at the UFC meeting on the 14th?

A faculty member who attended wrote this about the University Faculty Council meeting held on Monday, 11 November, 2016: Dear Colleagues, I’m writing with a report on the University Faculty Council meeting held earlier this week. Because fewer than 70 faculty members and librarians attended, we did not make quorum and thus could not advance[…]

Sociology Students’ Association support Contract Faculty in their letter to the Governance Review Panel

The Laurier Sociology Students’ Association sent a letter to the members of the Governance Review Panel which, among other points, commented on the role of contract faculty in Laurier’s governance. “The contract faculty are valued equally in comparison to faculty professors to students, and should be valued thusly by the university as well. This means that[…]

Laurier admin has filed for conciliation and WLUFA’s letter to other associations

(Posted on behalf of Michele Kramer, WLUFA President.) Dear Colleagues, The message below has been circulated to faculty associations across the country. It offers an overview of the state of our current Contract Faculty negotiations and the issues that are keeping the Parties apart at the table. Please note that, since this message was sent[…]

Support for Contract Faculty

While many of us may be tired from working at the various Contract Faculty information tables over the last month, we have been fortified! We have spoken with students, staff and faculty on both campuses that support Contract Faculty in their fight for fair compensation, access to benefits and job security. Here are just a[…]

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