Download March 2017 QUFA Voices here
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.
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
Peggy and Michael will be filling in while Ramneek is on leave beginning March 6 and can be reached at her extension 33270.
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.
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
To view Mark Swartz’s Copyright Presentation 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 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
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
Benefit Deadlines: The deadline for submitting an application for child care expense reimbursement is February 1(more information here). 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 → Learn More
As a reminder, the nomination deadline for the four positions listed below is quickly approaching. Nominations must be received by 4:00pm on Friday, December 9, 2016. Please see below for more details. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Nominations are requested for the following positions: Senate 1 Staff member (3-year term commencing September 1, 2017) → Learn More
Please be advised that the QUFA Office will close on December 23rd and will reopen January 3rd. During the week of December 19-22, we will be operating with limited staff support. Please contact the main number, 613-533-2151, during that time if you have urgent business.
Download November 2016 QUFA Voices here
Please note that the deadline to apply for Childcare Support is February 1 and for the Adjunct Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development is February 1. The deadline for the Tuition Support Benefit is February 6. Late or incomplete applications are not accepted so please do → Learn More
The deadlines to apply for the 2016-2017 academic year are November 1 for the fall term and February 28 for the winter term. The application is now available on-line. Please contact Human Resources, not QUFA, if you have any questions about this benefit. You will find contact links to the → Learn More
QUFA Benefits Review Survey: As part of a review of our current benefits package with Great West Life and following the information sessions held in October, there will be an e-survey sent by the University to all Benefits Plan Members to seek their input. Unit Visits: Does your unit have → Learn More
The TRC Task Force is hosting open consultation meetings, each of which will focus on particular themes including: 1. Indigenous Faculty/Staff and Indigenous Research November 7, 2016, noon-1:30pm, Room 202, Robert Sutherland Hall 2. Academic Programming November 7, 2016, 3:30-5:00pm, Room 202, Robert Sutherland Hall 3. Awareness and Climate November → Learn More
The Fall Term Break Task Force, chaired by Deputy Provost Teri Shearer, is mandated to create recommendations for the implementation of a Fall Term break at Queen’s University for the four direct-entry undergraduate programs and conduct broad consultation with Queen’s students and other interested and affected members of the Queen’s community → Learn More
Download October 2016 QUFA Voices here