Statement of Solidarity with Faculty, Staff and Students at Laurentian University

OPSEU locals representing faculty from Boréal, Cambrian, Canadore, Confederation, Northern and Sault Colleges stand united in our unwavering support for faculty, staff and students of Laurentian University. Public post-secondary institutions are a vital part of our Northern communities. They are directly integrated to our economies, our cultural development and our general [...]

By |2021-04-16T15:14:05-04:00April 16th, 2021|Public News|0 Comments

Nominations Open – Local 417 Engagement Award

Do you know of a Local 417 member whose commitment, engagement, and support of fellow members is exceptional and deserves recognition? Show them you notice and nominate them for the SLC Faculty Local 417 Member Engagement Award. Actions and traits to consider when nominating someone: Participates in union meetings Is aware of union issues [...]

By |2021-04-16T14:30:12-04:00April 16th, 2021|Public News|0 Comments

Blackboard Disruption

As many of you will have by now learned, there will be a disruption to Blackboard service from the evening of May 7 until the morning of May 12. While this is a sign of positive and long-overdue improvement to Blackboard on the part of the College, your LEC also recognizes that the sudden [...]

By |2021-04-13T11:44:23-04:00April 13th, 2021|Public News|0 Comments

Course Outlines and Academic Freedom

Many faculty members have received notice that our Learning Plans are soon due. Check communications from your School or Faculty for details. If you are not familiar with Course Outlines and Learning Plans and the difference between them, it can be useful to think of the Course Outline as a contract between the College [...]

By |2021-04-07T10:29:32-04:00April 6th, 2021|Public News|0 Comments

The Local Executive Committee (LEC) Monthly Meetings

According to the Ontario Public Service Employee Union (OPSEU) constitution, “The local executive committee shall administer the affairs of the local in accordance with this constitution, the by-laws of the local and the wishes of the members of the local. The committee shall meet at least once every three months. The local president [...]

The Union-College Committee (UCC) Monthly Meetings

The Union-College Committee (UCC) meets monthly to discuss the local application of the Collective Agreement, clarify processes causing misunderstandings or grievances, resolve complaints not handled by grievances, and other matters. More about the UCC can be found in the Collective Agreement, Article 7. The UCC is composed of representatives from college management and [...]

Spring SWFs, PD Days, and Vacation Planning

Full-time Faculty should have their Standard Workload Forms (SWFs) from their managers very soon, as SWFs are due at least six weeks before the start of the next semester. Read more about the SWF timeline here: slcfaculty.ca/swf-and-partial-load-faculty-contracts-timeline A few things need to be considered by Full-time Faculty, especially if they are teaching in the [...]

By |2021-03-25T16:27:04-04:00March 25th, 2021|Public News|0 Comments

Postsecondary COVID-19 Help a Good Start – Keep Investing in the Future: OPSEU/SEFPO

The Ontario Public Service Employee Union (OPSEU), which represents Partial Load and Full-time Faculty, Counsellors, and Librarians at Ontario Colleges, responded to Friday's announcement of COVID-19 funding to support Ontario Colleges, including $6.4 million for St. Lawrence College. The OPSEU press release is here.  A news report from the Cornwall Freeholder Standard is [...]

By |2021-03-22T17:16:20-04:00March 22nd, 2021|Public News|0 Comments
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