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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Excerpt FPSE Newsletter: Twenty-seven years ago, on December 6, 1989, fourteen women were murdered at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. When a man with a gun entered the engineering school, he separated the women from the men, shouting that he was fighting feminism. The women he killed lost their lives to gender-based violence, a hate crime that has come to symbolize the ongoing need to end violence against women and girls.
As educators and academic workers, this anniversary has a particularly poignant significance for us. This horrific act of violence took place on a campus. On that day, I was in a classroom at UVic supervising my history students writing their final exam. An attack could have taken place in that classroom, or any classroom in which we work, environments we presume to be safe spaces, for us and for our students.
December 6 was proclaimed the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in 1991. Twenty-five years later, we have as much need for action as we did then. In an era where a man accused of multiple sexual assaults, a man who gleefully speaks of his aggression and demeaning behaviour toward women, can be elected as President of the United States, it becomes more important than ever to speak out against acts of violence, misogyny, and sexism....Read more