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Council Agenda

Agenda

Full Council agenda with hyperlinks to meeting materials.

Note: Meeting documents are posted online as soon as they become available for publication.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23

01. Call to order and Announcements by Speaker (13:30)

02. Adoption of Agenda

03. Adoption of Minutes of Meeting of April 26-29, 2018

04. President’s Remarks

05. Report of Elections and Resolutions Committee

06. Recommendations for CAUT Awards

07. Membership Applications

a) Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association
 
Doc 1 - Ad Hoc Committee Report - CUPFA Membership Application
Doc 2 - Appendix 1- CAUT Member association responses re CUPTA membership application
Doc 3 - Appendix 2 - Concordia Application Letter
Doc 4 - Appendix 3 - Concordia University Constitution
Doc 5 - Appendix 4 - Charter of Concordia University (June 2010)
Doc 6 - Appendix 5 - Collective Agreement
b) Syndicat général des professeurs et professeures de l’Université de Montréal
 
Doc 1 - Report of the Ad Hoc Committee - Application for CAUT Membership by SGPUM
Doc 2 - Appendix 1 - Letter Requesting Membership in CAUT (2018-10-22)
Doc 3 - Appendix 2 - SGPUM Resolution re membership in CAUT (2018-10-18)
Doc 4 - Appendix 3 - University of Montreal Charter 2018
Doc 5 - Appendix 4 - Constitution of  SGPUM
Doc 6 - Appendix 5 - Collective Agreement-SGPUM 2013-2017 (2015-03-30)

14:00 — ORDER OF THE DAY

08. Panel Discussion

University and College Governance: Where have we been, where are we going?

  • Julia M. Wright, Dalhousie University / Biography
  • Alexandre Beaupré-Lavallée, University of Montreal / Biography

15:30 — REFRESHMENT BREAK

16:00 — ORDER OF THE DAY

09. Address

  • Grahame McCulloch, General Secretary, National Tertiary Education Union (Australia) / Biography

10. CAUT Public Opinion Poll (16:30)

17:00 — RECESS


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24

11. CAUT Policy (09:00)

a) Policy Statements
 
i) Guidelines for the Appointment and Review of University Chief Librarians
ii) Academic Freedom and Respectful Workplace Policies (new Policy Statement)
iii) Academic Status and Governance for Librarians (renamed Academic Status and Governance for Librarians)
iv) Advancing Women’s Human Rights (renamed Women’s Human Right to Equity)
v) Distance (including Online) Education
vi) Employment Status of Graduate Students as Academic Staff
vii) Equity
viii) Freedom from Harassment
ix) Performance Metrics (new Policy Statement)
x) Sexual Violence in Post-Secondary Institutions (new Policy Statement)
xi) Team Teaching
xii) Rights of Graduate Student Employees (recommend deletion)
xiii) Rights of Graduate Students (recommend deletion)
b) Model Clauses
 
i) Academic Freedom
ii) Compassionate Care Leave (renamed Care Provider Leave)
iii) Openness and Transparency
iv) Pay Equity (renamed the Human Right to Equitable Compensation)
v) Privacy and Personal Health Information (renamed Confidentiality of Personal and Medical Information)
vi) Whistleblower Protection (new Model Clause)
vii) Performance Metrics (new Model Clause)
c) Administrative Procedures
 
i) Reimbursement of Certification Costs

10:30 — REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:00 — ORDER OF THE DAY

12. Report of the Executive Director on Academic Freedom (11:00)

a) Issues
 
i) Free Speech on Campus
b) Investigations
 
i) Potter (McGill)
ii) Mehta (Acadia)
iii) Pyne (Thompson Rivers)
c) Cases
 
i) Persinger (Laurentian)
ii) UNBC
iii) Durham College
d) Litigation Report
 
i) Access Copyright / York University
ii) Canada Research Chairs
iii) Arbitration Decisions
  A) Ryerson University (student evaluations)
  B) Université du Québec en Outaouais (governance)
  C) CUPE Local 3287, University of Saskatchewan (dismissal, academic freedom)

12:00 — CAUT COUNCIL RECESS /
CALL TO ORDER — ACADEMIC FREEDOM FUND MEMBERSHIP MEETING

12:30 — LUNCH

12:30 –14:00 — Lunch for Francophone and Francophile Delegates — British Columbia / Manitoba Room

13. Reports (14:30)

14. Advocacy and Political Action

a) Federal Budget 2019
b) Federal Election
c) Federal Research Funding
 
i) Canada Research Coordinating Committee Report on Strengthening Science
ii) Equity in Research Funding
d) Council of Ministers of Education Canada
e) Contract Academic Staff Survey
  Doc 1 – CAUT Report – Out of the Shadows – Experiences of Contract Academic Staff (2018-09) (Council, 2018-11)
  Doc 2 – CAUT releases results of first National Survey of Contract Academic Staff (2018-09-04) (Council, 2018-11)
f) Civil Liberties and Human Rights
 
i) Bill C-59
ii) Dr. Hassan Diab
g) Trade in Educational Services
 
i) United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
h) Review of the Copyright Act
  Doc 1 – CAUT Submission – Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology - re Copyright Act (2018-07) (Council, 2018-11)
  Doc 2 – CAUT to Prime Minister Trudeau re Copyright Board and Review (2018-07-06) (Council, 2018-11)
i) Report on Fair Employment Week
j) Report on Parliament Hill Day
k) Submission to Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada: Responding to the Academic Sector’s Use of TFWPs

15:30 — REFRESHMENT BREAK

15. Resolutions from Member Associations (16:00)

16. International Matters

a) CAUT International Solidarity Work
 
i) National Association of Graduate Teachers (Ghana)
ii) University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG)
iii) Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE)
iv) College Lecturers’ Association of Zimbabwe (COLAZ)
v) Syndicat Unitaire et Démocratique des Enseignants du Sénégal (SUDES)
vi) Pakistan
b) Appeals and Campaigns
 
i) India
ii) Hungary
iii) Turkey
iv) Slovak Republic
c) Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
d) UNESCO
e) International Labour Organization
 
i) Global Dialogue Forum on Terms and Conditions of Employment in Tertiary Education
f) Education International

16:30 — ORDER OF THE DAY

17. Presentation of the CAUT Equity Award and Donald C. Savage Award

a) Equity Award Recipient
  • Annette Henry, University of British Columbia / Biography
b) Donald C. Savage Award Recipient
  • Robert Chernomas, University of Manitoba / Biography
c) Bernice Schrank Award
  • Marc Patry, St. Mary’s University / Biography

17:00 — RECESS


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25

18. Report on Administration and Finance (09:00)

a) Financial Statements
 
i) Financial Report (year ending June 30, 2018) [Handout]
ii) Auditors’ Report [Handout]
  A) Report of the Audit Committee
iii) Financial Report 1st Quarter (ending September 30, 2018) [Handout]
b) Staffing

09:30 — ORDER OF THE DAY

19. Reports of Standing Committees

a) Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee
b) Collective Bargaining & Economic Benefits Committee
c) Contract Academic Staff Committee
d) Equity Committee
e) Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee

20. Reports of Working Groups and Committees of the Executive Committee

a) Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education Working Group
 
i) CAUT Conference for Aboriginal Academic Staff
b) Clinical Faculty Committee
c) Francophones' Committee
d) Advisory Group on Distance and On-line Education

21. Report of Executive Committee

10:30 — REFRESHMENT BREAK

22. Report from the Fédération québécoise des professeures et professeurs d'université (FQPPU) (10:45)

23. Report from the Fédération nationale des enseignantes et des enseignants du Québec (FNEEQ-CSN)

24. Report from the National Union of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (NUCAUT)

25. Report from the Harry Crowe Foundation

a) Olivieri Lectureship
b) Harry Crowe Foundation Conference

26. Annual Report of the CAUT Defence Fund

27. Report of the J.H. Stewart Reid Memorial Fellowship Trust

12:00 — ADJOURNMENT