Dear QUFA Members, Please be advised that the deadline for submitting an application for QUFA Tuition Support is February 28. More information and the application form may be found on the Human Resources website: http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/wellness-accessibility/employee-benefits/tuition-support-plan
Do you avoid conflict? perhaps you are the ultimate compromiser? It turns out that there is no best approach to conflict. Come to this workshop to learn how to manage your response to conflict to achieve the outcome you want. Brought to you by Queen’s Conflict Resolution Service February 26, → Learn More
Stevenson Fergus and the 2018 QUFA Nominations Committee welcome nominations and inquiries from all members who are interested to serve on QUFA committees or who would like more information about how to get involved. Please see here for more information.
QUFA Lunch & Learn: Effective Conflict Management: Learn how to choose the right conflict management style for the situation (more information here). Join us at the University Club on February 26, 12:15pm for a free workshop with Meaghan Welfare. Soup, rolls and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP to Elizabeth → Learn More
Download January 2018 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.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a report about precarious work in Ontario’s postsecondary education sector. It is available here: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/no-temporary-solution.
Good morning, As you are aware, Queen’s is planning to replace the aging telephone system. We are using this survey to ask representatives of the various telephone user groups to validate and prioritize requirements collected through previous efforts and define any additional requirements. We anticipate that completing the survey should take you → 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.
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
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.
Adjunct Fund for Scholarly Research, Creative Work and Professional Development: Next application deadline is June 5. See here for application forms and more information about eligibility. Queen’s Enterprise Software: Several software packages have recently been renewed with enhanced licensing that will provide unlimited access to the Queen’s Community. This software → Learn More
To view Paul Young’s presentation on the status of University-wide pension negotiations 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 an important Order of the Day on the status of University-wide pension negotiations and elections for Executive positions. You will receive → Learn More