The Carleton University Academic Staff Association is the certified trade union representing over 900 faculty, professional librarians and Instructor employees at Carleton University. The primary purposes of the Association are to promote the well-being of the academic community, to defend academic freedom and to promote the individual interests of its members, as well as to maintain the quality and integrity of the University as an academic institution.
The primary purposes of the Association are:
To promote the well-being of the academic community to defend academic freedom and to promote the individual interests of its members to maintain the quality and integrity of the University as an academic institution.
The Association upholds the principle of equality of opportunity irrespective of beliefs, ethnicity, race or sex and pursues the goal of achieving benefits and working conditions for its members comparable to those at other major Canadian universities.
The Association is also dedicated to the maintenance of harmonious relations with the public.
The Association is run on a volunteer basis and depends on the active participation of its members.
The affairs of CUASA are managed by the President (elected by the membership) and a Steering Committee, whose members are appointed for two year terms by the Council of Representatives. Council members are elected for three-year terms from academic sub-units defined in the CUASA Constitution.
Supporting the work of the Association are six full-time staff members.