Check your Friday email messages for one from Brent Calvert. A full agenda is attached to it. Highlights of tomorrow's meeting include a bargaining update, continuation of the implementation plan discussion, and faculty board and senate nominee introductions.
The goal of the Feb 25 International Day of Awareness & Action on Non-Regular / Adjunct Faculty (#NAWD) is systemic change. That is the goal. But there are steps towards achieving that goal, such as raising awareness about the situation of non-regulars and adjuncts. Providing a network for non-regulars to connect from campus to campus. Changing the messaging about non-regulars from “why don’t they just get another job?” to “why does a system that claims to value education exploit 75% of its faculty?” Getting regularized faculty involved—many of whom are horrified by what they see as the increasing corporatization of colleges and universities—is huge. And finally, shining a national light on these issues so that no non-regular, adjunct or campus is facing these issues alone. Systemic change is the goal, but achieving any of these steps would mean that the Feb 25 International Day of Awareness & Action on Non-Regular / Adjunct Faculty (#NAWD) has been a success.
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The 3Cs roundtable and stewards' regular meeting will be replaced this month with a special all-faculty meeting to discuss the implementation plan. The plan was submitted to the board of governors during their meeting last week (see Board Notes sent to you on Feb 19). Please review the plan (http://www.capilanou.ca/Strategic-Plan-Implementation/) and attend the all-faculty meeting in LB 322, from 11:40-12:50 on Tues, Feb 24, 2015.
The proposal documents attached at the end of this paragraph are the actual documents presented at the bargaining table by both the University and the Capilano University Faculty Association. They represent the official positions of each party and illustrate how each wants to amend the Collective Agreement. Negotiations will proceed from here.
University proposal: Feb 6, 2015
If you have questions after reviewing the documents, please contact the CFA's chief negotiator, Ed Lavalle. Also, there will be a negotiations update at the CFA General Meeting on Tues, Feb 17, 2015, in LB 322. To view a full meeting aganda, check your email, Feb 12, for a message from Brent Calvert.
University proposals target benefits, faculty professional rights, paid educational leave, regularization, and democratic workplace
On Friday, February 6, the University Administration issued a negotiation package with the largest claw back of faculty rights and compensation in the history of contract negotiations at Capilano University. Ironic, since the University knew how important many of these issues were, having insisted on receiving contract language before presenting their proposals!
We encourage everyone to read the text of the University package which will be posted on the Faculty Association web site later in the week. Below is a summary of the most egregious parts of the University's plan to lessen our rights, erode our status as professionals, and make us pay for the operation of the university and the cost of transforming it to implement the strategic and academic plans. ...Read more
Capilano University is poised to elect its next group of senators and board reps. Each Faculty is represented by two elected senators while faculty in general is represented at the board by a total of two elected members. If there was ever a time the university needed your input in shaping its direction, the time is now! Your faculty association executive encourages all members of the association to give some serious thought to running for one of these august bodies.
Visit the frontlines links below to review the roles for each group. Consider being part of the decision-making process and think about the part you could play in guiding this institution toward a healthy, sustainable future.
Board Elections: http://www.capilanou.ca/board-elections/
Senate Elections: http://www.capilanou.ca/senate-elections/.
Once each term, dependents of regular faculty members are invited to apply for the CFA Award, which consists of partial reimbursement for standard tuition fees. The application deadline is generally two or three weeks after the add/drop date and has, until this term, been administered through Cap's Financial Aid and Awards office.
Although the award will continue to be managed by the CFA, the financial disbursement will no longer be generated by Financial Aid and Awards but rather through another accounting arm of the University.
Application forms will be posted here (Forms link on the left side) and a reminder will be sent by email to all faculty soon. UPDATE: Jan 28, 2015. The forms are now posted. The deadline is Feb 13, 2015. Click the left side Forms link for an application.
More than 40 people – including former and current faculty members and two previous Cap presidents – contributed to The Dialogue Continues: Tales from the Making of Capilano College.
The book is a collection of stories, thoughts, photos, and notes that illustrate the creativity, ingenuity, and cooperation behind the programs that defined Capilano College.
Members were invited to meet with CFA alumni and receive their copy last year at the CFA's Annual General Meeting. Faculty who were unable to obtain their free copy then may collect one now, in person, at the chief steward's office in Fir 501g.
For additional copies, a suggested $10 donation to offset printing costs is requested. The bookstore price is $19.95.
From Joanne Quirk, CFA's chief steward: After facilitating the bullying workshops it became clear that many of you did not know Peter Hedley, Manager of Student Affairs. I invited Peter to post the following message on our web site as a way of raising awareness of his role and the support he can provide to faculty. ...Read more