1. Happy New Year and Welcome Back! 2. “Difficult Conversations” Lunch & Learn: Please join us at the University Club on January 29, 12:15pm for a free workshop with Meaghan Welfare of the Queen’s-QUFA Conflict Resolution Service. Meaghan will talk about ways to manage difficult conversations with work colleagues effectively. → Learn More
How to effectively engage and resolve challenging conversations. Successful difficult conversations can be the difference between healthy work relationships and toxic ones. This workshop will provide key tips to effectively neutralize those challenging interactions. Brought to you by Queen’s QUFA Conflict Resolution Service January 29, 2018 12:15-1:00, University Club – → Learn More
Dear Adjunct Faculty Members, The deadline this term for applications to the Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development (Adjuncts) is Monday, February 5, 2018. You are eligible to apply if you have an Adjunct appointment at Queen’s during the current term, and the Committee encourages you → Learn More
Download November QUFA Voices here.
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.
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
Please be advised that the QUFA Office will be closed on December 25th and will reopen January 2nd.
All Members are welcome to attend. Our Order of the Day is a discussion with Rob Hickey about what is happening with the Benefits Review process and a review of responses to the benefits survey. Please invite newer QUFA colleagues to attend with you. View Agenda here
Fair Copyright event with Paul Jones of the Canadian Association of University Teachers is today at 2pm at the University Club. This will be followed, at 3:30, by a Quaff with QUFA – first drink on us – to mark the end of classes and continue the conversation. All Members → Learn More
Dear QUFA Members, See below for an urgent appeal from the Canadian Association of University Teachers to support justice for Dr. Hassan Diab by petitioning Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tomorrow to intervene directly with the President of France to secure Diab’s release from prison. There are three ways you can → Learn More
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
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
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