Course Outlines & Academic Freedom – What Happens if Your Program Review Tells You “The Course Outline Grievance Didn’t Go Anywhere”

April 6th, 2022|Public News|

It did go somewhere. Last June, Local 417 filed a grievance regarding the new Course Outline format. The new format dictates which learning activities, learning resources, and assessments will be used in the course. This is material that is supposed to be in the Learning Plan that individual professors design, not the Course [...]

Professional Development Days and the Collective Agreement – An Overview

February 17th, 2022|Public News|

Our Collective Agreement (CA) affords Full-time union members ten days of professional development (PD) per year. Furthermore, five of those ten days, at least, are to be consecutive. For professors, counsellors, and librarians, the CA states, The College shall allow each teacher/Counsellor and Librarian at least ten working days of professional development in each academic [...]

Ready For Your Close-Up? Hold That Thought

January 20th, 2022|Public News|

During the pandemic we have all become accustomed to recording our Teams lectures. In previous semesters, many of us have followed the recommendation set out by the college to make these recordings available to all students in each course. STOP. We are now in phase two of work-to-rule, and recording your lecture is [...]

Still Don’t Understand What We Are Fighting For?

January 18th, 2022|Public News|

Winter start-up is an especially busy time, particularly for Partial Load faculty who are just now receiving official contracts and timetables. The seemingly added task of tracking hours and not engaging in struck work could be interpreted as counterproductive- the work needs to get done regardless…right? Undoubtedly faculty are feeling anxious, annoyed, and [...]

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