Weekly Update – April 29, 2022
April 29, 2022
Weekly Update – April 29, 2022
This week at the April General Meeting, we introduced the sole nominee for incoming CUASA President, Dr. Marylynn Steckley, but failed to follow the process of asking the members in attendance to vote to acclaim Dr. Steckley to the position. We apologize for this oversight.
In order to ensure we are correctly following the necessary procedures, we will be holding an electronic vote early next week asking Association members to approve the acclamation of Dr. Steckley as CUASA President beginning July 1, 2022. The vote will open on Monday, May 2, at 12:00pm and will run for 24 hours until Tuesday, May 3, at 12:00pm, in accordance with CUASA’s Bylaw 20(A).
We appreciate your understanding. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com.
Constitution Referendum Results
Here are the results of the referendum to amend to the CUASA Constitution. The results are as follows:
- Revision 1 (Articles V & VI): 97.8% in favour; 2.2% against. MOTION CARRIED.
- Revision 2 (Article XIV): 94.9% in favour; 5.1% against. MOTION CARRIED.
- Revision 3 (Article XII): 96.8% in favour; 3.2% against. MOTION CARRIED.
- Revision 4 (Article IV): 96.8% in favour; 3.2% against. MOTION CARRIED.
- Revision 5 (Article XV): 84.8% in favour; 15.2% against. MOTION CARRIED.
We wish to sincerely thank all those Association members who voted on these amendments.
Member Engagement Survey
Our officers and staff want to ensure that CUASA members are provided access to services that help support them better. We appreciate your help in identifying how the Association can best meet your needs at Carleton by participating in occasional surveys.
We have developed this short on-line survey to learn more about the needs and preferences of our members across the university, based on recent questions and feedback from our membership. It should take you 5-8 minutes to complete.
This survey is anonymous unless you provide contact information for a follow-up conversation with a member of CUASA’s Internal Affairs Committee. Only the Internal Affairs committee will see individual responses. A composite summary of responses will be provided to CUASA’s Steering Committee and Council with all identifying information removed.
The survey will remain open until May 31, 2022.
Annual Tenure/Confirmation and Promotion Workshops
Each spring CUASA presents Tenure/Confirmation and Promotion workshops, which cover the process for applying for tenure/confirmation and/or promotion, the preparation of dossiers, and the appeals process in the event of a denial.
The dates and times for this year’s workshops are as follows:
- Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor
- Promotion to Full Professor
- Librarian Confirmation and Promotion
- Instructor Confirmation and Promotion
All workshops will be held virtually on Zoom. Click on the dates above to register for the workshop you would like to attend.
Legal Proceedings and Academic Freedom
If any CUASA members are concerned about external legal proceedings arising as a result of work performed in the course of your employment with Carleton, you can contact the University’s Office of Risk Management to inquire about the applicability of the University’s general liability and insurance policy. We also encourage you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as well so we can see how might be able to assist.
Academic Community Updates
University masking mandates must continue
The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is calling on university administrators across the province to maintain campus masking mandates until at least the end of August. With new COVID-19 cases reaching peaks surpassing previous waves of the pandemic and other health and safety measures having been lifted, masking mandates on Ontario’s bustling university campuses are a vital and simple way to slow the spread of the virus.
Ontario university faculty and academic librarians give a failing grade to Ford’s election budget
The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) has given the Ford government a failing grade for its election budget. After four years of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government undermining the foundations of public universities and allowing our postsecondary education system to languish behind every other province, this budget promises no improvement to university education quality, research, or accessibility.
CAUT marks Day of Mourning, calls for OSH as a fundamental right
Yesterday, on National Day of Mourning, the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) remembered workers who have lost their lives or suffered injury or illness while on the job.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused great disruption to health and safety in the workplace. The toll on workers who provide frontline or essential services, many of whom work in precarious conditions, has been immense.
April NewsWire: APPBUSA strike ends-CAUT calls for resignation of LU officials-Fed budget 2022-Quebec Academic Freedom Bill-PSE Private Members’ Bill
Every month CAUT sends a newsletter with the latest CAUT and post-secondary education sector news. In the April issue:
- Seven-week strike comes to an end at Sainte-Anne
- CAUT calls for resignation of Laurentian U top officials
- Federal budget 2022: no major education spending
- Quebec Academic Freedom Bill: More clarity needed, says CAUT
- Proposed federal bill offers sorely needed support for PSE
- Stay tuned for CAUT Council meeting updates
Labour Community Updates
Ottawa May Day Rally hosted by the OFL
On May 1, 2022, join the Ontario Federation of Labour’s province-wide day of action for a better Ontario. May 1, or May Day, is the traditional workers’ holiday, a day that working people celebrate the gains they have won over the years and commit to fighting for a better future for everyone.
It’s time for a $20 minimum wage, decent work, affordable housing, paid sick days, well-funded public services, livable income support for all, climate justice, status for all, and an end to racism and oppression.
The rally and march will be held at the Ottawa Court House (161 Elgin St.) on Sunday, May 1, from 12:00 to 2:00pm.