The CFA executive team is elected for one academic year at a time. On Tuesday, March 21, nine members will be elected to serve durng the academic year 2017/2018, beginning August 1, 2017. Nominations can be made from the floor and all elections will take place in LB 322 at the general meeting, from 11:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Faculty must sign-in and confirm their CFA membership in order to vote (a signature is all that's necessary). To see who has been nominated so far, check Friday's email from secretary Tim Acton. For information about any of the positions, contact the existing executive members or review the general descriptions on this website.
There is an open education-technology forum taking place during CFA's meeting block on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 11:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., in LB 321 and 322. Review the agenda and remember to RSVP email@example.com.
Executive elections are on the CFA's general meeting agenda, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. If you're an active member, consider running for one of the positions. A nomination form and position descriptions are on the forms-page link on the left-side menu.
Stewards, chairs, coordinators, and convenors will gather for their respective lunch meetings in LB 321 and 322 on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. A reminder email will be sent a few days ahead.
If you want to submit an application for faculty professional-development funding, do it soon; the deadline is March 31. Check the forms page for info and applications, and contact Laura Mackay if you have questions.
You might not have noticed, but Capilano University has a new "nook" called the Faculty Commons. Overseeing the area's activities is Laurie Prange-Martin, who is the recently appointed manager of learning and teaching development. She's the one responsible for sending those Monday morning newsletters full of links and tips. In an effort to sharpen her aim, Laurie is asking all faculty to complete a short survey to tell her who you are (reg, non-reg, aux) and what you need. If you haven't already filled in answers to the nine questions, contact Laurie for the link or check your Monday morning email. The deadline for responses is Friday, January 27, 2017.
Understanding the University's budget will help faculty and department personnel make good decisions. To that end, the CFA has invited Cap's vice president of finance, Jacqui Stewart, and Cap's director of finance, Mike Proud, to walk faculty members through the process. Be sure to attend this special budget information session during the CFA's regularly scheduled meeting time on Tuesday, January 31, from 11:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in LB 322. Bring your questions and your lunch. Tea, coffee and cookies provided.
If you like to be well-informed about plans for your workplace, add these two info-session dates to your calendar:
- Thurs, Jan 12 (12 noon, Bosa Centre) - Information Session (President's Perspective) with University President Paul Dangerfield addressing the operational plan, recent employee engagement survey, and spring initiatives.
- Tues, Jan 31 (11:40 a.m. LB 322) - Special Budget Information Session for faculty members with Jacqui Stewart, Vice President Finance and Administration. Topics include updates on a streamlined budget process, evolving budget assumptions, and a review of the draft budget prior to submission to the senate and board of governors.
And don't forget to attend the CFA's general meetings on Tues, Jan 17; Feb 21, Mar 21, and Apr 11. The AGM is scheduled for Tues, May 2, from 8:30 - 3:30.
To include an item on any agenda, please send an email to the CFA office.