Academic Freedom at SLC

June 18th, 2021|Public News|

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 [...]

Microcredentials and St. Lawrence College

June 2nd, 2021|Public News|

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. [...]

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

May 31st, 2021|Drop-In Meetings, Meetings, Public News|

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 [...]

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

May 20th, 2021|General Membership Meetings, Meetings, Public News|

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

May 18th, 2021|Public News|

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 [...]

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