Weekly Update – July 17

July 17, 2020

Weekly Update – July 17

Workload and gendered implications of COVID

The Department of Law and Legal Studies has sent a letter to Dean André Ploude, Provost Jerry Tomberlin, and President Benoit-Antoine Bacon regarding the workload and gendered implications of COVID. The letter calls on the University to engage in discussions around workload, expectations of productivity and practical support measures as we look towards an online Fall. It also includes a set of calls to for the University to take action to remedy the situation. You can read the full letter here.

Increased cleaning for return of Researchers

Facilities Management and Planning has increased the number of cleaning staff in preparation for the phased-in return to campus of researchers. Additional staff are required to ensure that the researchers are working in a safe environment.

CUASA Business and Events

Nominations for Steering Positions

We are still accepting nominations for the following Steering positions:

  • External Relations Officer
  • Communications Officer
  • Chair, Equity
  • Chair, Nominations and Elections
  • Chair, Internal Affairs
  • Instructor Representative

Information on the nominations process can be found on our How to Volunteer page. The work of the Association continues, despite the current environment we find ourselves in. Remember that our Association is only as strong as its membership, so we count on the time and commitment of our members to achieve our goals. Some of these positions come with a course release subject to the availability of funds.

Helpful tip: Don’t use webcam covers

Apple is warning users not to use webcam covers on MacBooks, saying closing your Mac notebook with a camera cover on it might damage your display. MacBooks have a green camera indicator light to let you know when the camera is on. The camera is engineered so that it can’t activate without the camera indicator light also turning on. You can read more details here.

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