Academic Freedom at SLC

Over the past several years there has been a wide-spread attack on academic freedom across Ontario Colleges. So wide-spread that the protection of this freedom was a key addition to our most recent collective agreement. Recently the Union put forward a grievance related to the protection of academic freedom and the [...]

By |2021-06-18T09:28:32-04:00June 18th, 2021|Public News|0 Comments

Microcredentials and St. Lawrence College

Microcredentials - the new buzz word in post-secondary education. You’ve likely already heard of them.  In fact, you or someone on your team might already be involved in the development of microcredentials at SLC. The Province of Ontario has announced significant financial support for the development and implementation of such credentials. [...]

By |2021-06-03T09:19:36-04:00June 2nd, 2021|Public News|0 Comments

SLC Faculty Local 417 Informal Drop-In Meeting Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 7:00 – 8:00 PM via Zoom

Informal Drop-In Meeting -- College Restructuring Questions and Concerns Last Friday at 4:26 pm, several coordinators and full-time faculty members received an email and Teams link on behalf of the Vice-President Academic, requesting they join her for a “program updates information session” the following Monday at 8:30 am. No further information or agenda was [...]

By |2021-05-31T16:11:16-04:00May 31st, 2021|Drop-In Meetings, Meetings, Public News|0 Comments

PAC’N A PUNCH OR PAC’N IT IN – How Does Your Program Advisory Committee Measure Up?

Love them or hate them, Program Advisory Committees (PAC) are part of operating any college program in Ontario.  The role of a PAC is to assist the Board of Governors in monitoring program quality and supporting student success. The college describes these volunteer members as providing a “critical link between the [...]

By |2021-05-28T14:52:05-04:00May 28th, 2021|Public News|0 Comments

Annual General Meeting, May 19, 2021 – Summary & President’s Report

From Grant Currie, President, OPSEU Local 417: At our Annual General Meeting yesterday, the members of Local 417 had some business to attend and decisions to be made. Firstly, by-laws were passed that are in-line with the OPSEU constitution and provides for the executive to better manage the financial affairs of the Local. [...]

Local 417 Grievances Update

Several union grievances have been filed by OPSEU Local 417 over the past two weeks, arguing that the programs are overstaffed by Part-time and Partial Load Faculty. In some cases, the grievance states that a position vacated by retirement or resignation has not been filled. If successful, the grievances would result [...]

By |2021-05-18T09:36:09-04:00May 18th, 2021|Public News|0 Comments

College Employment Stability – Article 28 of Our Collective Agreement and What It Means to You 

A message from Grant Currie, President, SLC Faculty Local 417: Our Collective Agreement (CA) lays out the terms of employment for Faculty (Full-Time and Partial Load), Librarians (we used to have one), and Counsellors. It is a document that is agreed to by College Employer Council, on behalf of Ontario Colleges [...]

By |2021-04-27T16:06:05-04:00April 27th, 2021|Public News|0 Comments

Local 417 Statement of Solidarity with Laurentian University Students, Staff, and Faculty

The Local Executive Committee (LEC) of OPSEU Local 417, representing Counsellors, Partial Load Faculty, and Full-time Faculty at St. Lawrence College, stands in solidarity with Laurentian University students, staff, and faculty. Laurentian University is a vital part of Northern Ontario. The LEC recognizes that this relationship extends to students, staff, and [...]

By |2021-04-20T16:56:16-04:00April 20th, 2021|Public News|0 Comments
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