Staff, faculty, admin, and students are all encouraged to attend the strategic plan Q+A in the Blueshore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts (Birch theatre) on Tues, Oct 21, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A representative from the strategic planning committee, students' union, faculty association, and admin will each be given five minutes for opening statements before the floor is opened for questions and comments. For further details, check your faculty email from Brent Calvert, which was sent on Thurs, Oct 16, 2014.
Action working groups will not be meeting on Tues, Oct 14.
Rather than a general meeting on Tues, Oct 21, there will be an all-campus discussion focusing on the strategic plan. The session will take place in the Blueshore Financial Theatre (Birch). A reminder will be sent to all faculty a few days ahead. Please bring questions and review the first draft, which is now available on the university's strategic-planning website page at http://capilanou.ca/about/strategic-planning/.
Check today's email from the CFA's president, Brent Calvert, for this Tuesday's agenda. Highlights include an update on board issues, the strategic plan, and collective agreement issues. If you have an announcement or information you'd like to share, there will be an opportunity for you to speak during the open forum part of the agenda.
The first Faculty Association meeting of this new academic year will be held in LB 322 from 11:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. on Tues, Sept 16, 2014. Highlights of the meeting include a negotiations update from the chief negotiator, nominations and election for the dean of business search committee, and CFA committee elections. To view the full agenda, check your Sept 9 email from Brent Calvert, or log onto the faculty-only part of the website (right side of this page) and click the "meeting minutes and agendas" link.
Please note that the Basics of Bargaining workshop, previously scheduled for 9 a.m., will now begin at 10 a.m.
The CFA's chief negotiator, Ed Lavalle, will introduce vital information about the process of collective bargaining, beginning at 10 a.m. on Wed, Aug 27, 2014, in LB 322. Lunch will be provided for faculty who have RSVP'd to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This item was posted on Frontlines Aug 13, 2014:
The first group of surplus power shop equipment from the Studio Art building will be auctioned off through Joiner Sales Corp on August 21, 2014. Our items will be part of the Basector Tinsmith auction and include: 2 Canox Migmatic 200 welders, Canox Sparkler portable welder, 2 General table saws, 2 Rockwell band saws, jig saw, circular saw, palm sander, combination sander, angle grinder, pedestal grinder, drill, and heat gun.
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CFA Negotiations Committee invites you to:
The Basics of Bargaining: a one-day workshop introducing vital information and knowledge about the process of collective bargaining.
- With special emphasis on the renewal of the Capilano University–CFA agreement.
- For those considering becoming active in negotiations or wanting to be more effective in the stewards role in building support for the negotiations process.
A great opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills -- as well as share your views and experience.
LB 322 -- from 9 – 4 on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. (Editor's Note Aug 21-2014: New start time 10 a.m.)
Collective agreement: Before July 2, if you have concerns about the collective agreement, contact the CFA's chief steward, John Wilson, email@example.com, mobile 604-725-9397, local 1760. After July 2, contact CFA's president, Joanne Quirk, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, local 5922.
Parking stickers: Toward the middle of August, the parking committee will be sending a notice regarding special-permit-parking stickers for the fall term. Meanwhile, if you need a sticker for the summer, contact the committee: firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found here.
CFA Award: Each term, the CFA offers partial standard-tuition reimbursement for dependents of regular faculty members. Retired faculty members are also partially reimbursed for continuing education courses. The deadline for applications is August 1, 2014. To access the forms use this link.
Stewards' SWCC meeting: There will be a special all-day stewards meeting on Wed, Aug 27, 2014. Watch for an update in your mailbox.
Some items that may be of interest to you at Tuesday's board meeting include next year's budget, the program discontinuance policy and the academic plan. Decisions made at this meeting will have a very large impact on the future of Capilano University. Present yourself and your views at the meeting on June 10, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in LB322. You can also express your views in writing by emailing the board of governors in care of Leah Arthur, the president's office, email@example.com; and please copy firstname.lastname@example.org, if you want to keep your faculty association in the loop.
Message from Jim Turk, president, Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)--
In yesterday’s Globe and Mail, University of Alberta President Indira Samarasekera continued the assault on the concept of academic freedom initiated by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) in 2011. [See her article “When universities make choices, deans must fall in line.”] ...Read more