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QUFA Digest Emails: March 2017

QUFA Spring General Meeting: Please save the date on April 20th, 1:15pm at Ellis Hall Auditorium. All members of the Queen’s University Faculty Association are welcome. There will be important information updates and elections for Executive positions. You will receive an agenda by email in advance of the meeting. QUFA → Learn More

Announcements: Stand Against the Ban

The Canadian Association of University Teachers is urging all members to sign the American Association of University Professors petition opposing Donald Trump’s unconstitutional and discriminatory ban on entry into the United States for people from some Muslim-majority countries. The petition can be found here.

Announcements: Annual/Biennial Reports and Faculty180

Dear Colleagues, QUFA and the University administration have reached an agreement about the use of the software tool, Faculty180, for the use of filing biennial and annual reports in 2017.  Members may use the Faculty180 tool in lieu of the current forms on a strictly voluntary basis.  QUFA sought voluntary → Learn More

Announcements: OnQ Support

Dear Colleagues, I write to those of you who have been Moodle users and who will be moving your courses to OnQ to remind you of and recommend the special support for the transition which ITS is providing this summer and which they developed in consultation with QUFA.  Details are → Learn More

ECampus Ontario Survey on Online Teaching Support

We want to hear from you! Blended and online learning is an increasingly important part of post-secondary education. Faculty and staff have a number of challenges and opportunities to consider when developing and/or teaching online and blended courses. The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) recently provided funding → Learn More

February 2017

Benefit Deadline: The deadline for submitting an application for tuition support is February 28(more information here). QUFA Annual Lecture – The Slow Professor: Please join us on February 15, 3pm, at the Agnes Etherington Art Gallery to hear from Queen’s own Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber (Brock University) on the → Learn More

Announcements: Academic Freedom Lecture 2017

The QUFA Academic Freedom Lecture 2017 takes place on Wednesday 15 February 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Atrium of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.  To follow will be a question-and-answer period with the authors from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and a reception from 4:30 p.m. → Learn More