Proctoring Exams and Tests – What Are the Rules?

February 25th, 2021|Public News|

Faculty typically proctor tests and exams in their own courses, but depending on the program or subject matter, sometimes more proctors are needed to administer tests and exams properly. For example, the academic integrity of a test or exam might require more than one proctor. You may find that you need proctoring support, or [...]

Elevating the Voices of Black Business Professionals in Our Communities panel

February 23rd, 2021|Public News|

Wednesday, February 24, 11:00 am In honour of Black History Month, The EDI + Belonging Task Force and HR&OD have partnered together to host the Elevating the Voices of Black Business Professionals in Our Communities panel. Join a panel discussion with local Black professionals and allies on February 24th at 11am. In this moderated panel discussion, we will focus on [...]

SAVE THE DATE: Finalization and Ranking of Local Demands

February 16th, 2021|Public News|

Thank you to everyone who attend the General Membership and Demand-setting Meeting on February 3. Members of the OPSEU CAAT-A Bargaining Team attended and commented on Local 417's collegiality and engagement. Members present at the meeting agreed on draft demands for the demand-setting stage of bargaining our new contract. Our current contract expires September [...]

Professional Development & Full-Time Faculty

February 10th, 2021|Public News|

Full-time Faculty should expect to receive a PD & Vacation Planning Form from their academic department this week. This form asks Full-time Faculty to indicate their expected vacation days and professional development (PD) plans for the 2020/2021 academic year. The Collective Agreement stipulates that Full-time Faculty shall have ten days allotted for professional development activities: [...]

EDI + Belonging Task Force and Courageous Conversations

January 29th, 2021|Public News|

During this past year, we all bore witness as minority groups and their allies around the world rose to give voice to their pleas for equality and justice. We as Canadians are certainly not immune to similar injustices. As educators, we have a responsibility to take pause and reflect on our own practices -- [...]

Can You Help Us Connect With Our Union Local Members?

January 29th, 2021|Public News|

SLC Faculty Local 417 wants to connect all faculty and counsellors to information and supports from the local, but we need members' help. Each individual union member--or potential member, such as Part-time and Sessional faculty--needs to find out about the local website, email list, and social media. It sounds like connecting members to their union [...]

Save the Date – Upcoming Demand-Setting Meeting February 3

January 25th, 2021|Public News|

On the evening of February 3, on Zoom SLC Faculty Local 417 will have a demand-setting meeting. Per our constitution, every local must have a meeting to discuss the Collective Agreement, any issues or concerns and then come up with demands that must be ranked and then submitted to our Division Executive and Bargaining [...]

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