Dear QUFA Members, In anticipation of a strong “No” vote, rejecting the College Employers’ offer, faculty at St. Lawrence College will be holding a solidarity rally at their picket site, 100 Portsmouth Avenue (main entrance) on Friday, November 17th. at 11:00 am Please come out to show your support throughout the → Learn More
QUFA Event: Fair Copyright: Paul Jones from the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) will join us on Friday, December 1 at 2pm at the University Club to tell us what is happening with the current review of the Canadian Copyright Act and what it means for Queen’s Librarians and → Learn More
Download October 2017 QUFA Voices here. Note: If you have difficulty viewing the graphs on p. 2 of this issue of QUFA Voices, please use a browser other than Safari. We recommend Firefox.
In fewer than 2 business days, 110 QUFA members chose to opt out of the Copibec lawsuit against Laval University (and its faculty employees) for copyright infringement! Laval, like many other Canadian post-secondary institutions, already pays high fees to use published work and should not have to pay more to → Learn More
In response to growing Member concern about the workings and ramifications of the “New” or “Activity-Base” budget model introduced by former Provost Alan Harrison, QUFA commissioned Professor Emeritus John Holmes (Queen’s, Geography) to prepare a review and critique of how this kind of budgeting works in general and how it → Learn More
To read Elizabeth Hanson’s (QUFA JCAA Co-Chair) comment on how “merit” works and what has changed with a biennial model (attached) click here.
To view the 29 November 2016 open letter to Principal Woolf and Provost Bacon from the Queen’s Coalition of Anti-Racist Faculty (QCARF) click here
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
Dear QUFA Members, This Friday at noon there will be a rally at St. Lawrence College in support of striking faculty (see attached poster for details). The strike, now in its third week, is about the unsustainable reliance on part-time contract faculty who make up 75% of instructors on college → Learn More
Dear QUFA Members, Copibec is suing Université Laval in our names. We have the right to say no. Much like Access Copyright, Copibec licenses and collects copyright fees for reproduction of works. And in much the same way that Access Copyright has taken York University to court over fair dealing → Learn More
Dear QUFA Adjunct Faculty Members, The deadline this term for applications to the Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development (Adjuncts) has been extended to Tuesday, October 10, 2017 4:30 pm. You are eligible to apply if you have an Adjunct appointment at Queen’s during the current → Learn More
Queen’s ‘New Budget Model’ Event: In response to Member concerns about the workings and ramifications of the “New” or “Activity-Base” budget model implemented at Queen’s, QUFA commissioned Professor Emeritus John Holmes to prepare a review and critique of it. That report is available on our website here. Professor Holmes will → Learn More
Download September QUFA Voices here
A New Year Begins: Welcome to all new Queen’s University Faculty Association Members and welcome back to returning Members. Each month during the academic year, we’ll send you a QUFA Digest email like this with brief announcements about important events and documents relevant to QUFA, to higher education and to → Learn More
Dear QUFA Adjunct Faculty Members, The deadline this term for applications to the Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development (Adjuncts) is Monday, October 9, 2017. You are eligible to apply if you have an Adjunct appointment at Queen’s during the current term, and the Committee encourages → Learn More
Download July QUFA Voices here
Please note that the QUFA office is closed on Fridays from June 30 to September 1 inclusive. We will also be short-staffed from time to time to accommodate staff vacations and appreciate your patience during this period.