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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

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

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

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
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