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Council Agenda 2019-11

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 29

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

02. Adoption of Agenda

03. Adoption of Minutes of Meeting of May 2-5, 2019

Business Arising from the Minutes

04. President’s Remarks

05. Report of Elections and Resolutions Committee

06. Recommendations for CAUT Awards

14:00 — ORDER OF THE DAY

07. CAUT Pundit Panel

What does the new federal government mean for post-secondary education and research?

  • Karl Bélanger, Political Advisor, CAUT / Biography
  • Rachel Curran, Senior Associate, Harper & Associates Ltd / Biography
  • Greg MacEachern, Senior Vice-President, Proof Strategies / Biography

15:30 — ORDER OF THE DAY

08. Panel Discussion

Stronger Together: Organizing in Defense of Public Services

  • Linda Silas, President, Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions / Biography
  • Larry Brown, President, National Union of Public and General  Employees / Biography
  • Larry Savage, Brock University Faculty Association / Biography

09. Guest Address (17:00)

  • Dr. Lai Suat Yan, Deputy Chairperson, Malaysian Academic Movement / Biography
  • Dr. Janne Gleerup, Dansk Magisterforening (Denmark)

17:30 — RECESS


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

10. Business arising from the 86th Council Meeting (09:00)

i) Resolutions
 
A. Venezuela
 
Doc 1  Member Resolution - CAUT Council Meeting May 2019 - Venezuela (Council, 2019-11) 
Doc 2  CAUT to Freeland ( Venezuela) (2019-05-27) (Council, 2019-11)
B. Memorial University Act
C. Recruitment and Appointment of Academic Administrators 
D. Benchmarking of Librarians’ and Archivists’
E. New Brunswick
F. Ontario
G. Pakistan
H. Investigative Journalism
I. Colombia
J. Climate Change
K. Chateau Laurier Staff
L. 100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike

11. CAUT Policy

a) Policy Statements
 
i) Appointments to More than One Unit
 
Doc 1  Memo to Council re. PS on Appointments to More Than One Unit (2019-10-24) (Council, 2019-11)
Doc 2  PS on Appointments to More Than One Unit (2019-03) (Council, 2019-11)
ii) Article Processing Fees
 
Doc 1  Memo to Council re. PS on Article Processing Fees (2019-10-24) (Council, 2019-11) 
Doc 2  PS on Article Processing Fees (2019-03) (Council, 2019-11)
iii) Confidentiality in the Grievance Process
 
Doc 1  Memo to Council re. PS on Confidentiality in the Grievance Process (2019-10-24)(Council, 2019-11)
Doc 2  PS on Confidentiality in the Grievance Process (2014-11) (Council, 2019-11) 
iv) Governance
 
Doc 1  Memo to Council re. PS on Governance (2019-10-29) (Council, 2019-11) 
Doc 2  PS on Governance (2014-11) (Council, 2019-11) 
v) Online Harassment
 
Doc 1  Memo to Council re. PS on Online Harassment (2019-10-28) (Council, 2019-11)
Doc 2  PS on Online Harassment (2019-06) (Council, 2019-11)
vi) Performance Metrics
vii) Professional Rights and Responsibilities
 
Doc 1  Memo to Council re. PS on Professional Rights and Responsibilities (2019-10-24)(Council, 2019-11) 
Doc 2  PS on Professional Rights and Responsibilities (2009-04) (Council, 2019-11) 
viii) Racial Justice
 
Doc 1  Memo to Council re. PS on Racial Justice (2019-10-23) (Council, 2019-11)
Doc 2  PS on Racial Justice (2019-03) (Council, 2019-11) 
ix) Social Justice
 
Doc 1  Memo to Council re. PS on Social Justice (2019-10-23) (Council, 2019-11)
Doc 2  PS on Social Justice (2018-11) (Council, 2019-11)
b) Model Clauses
 
i) Appointments
 
Doc 1  Memo to Council re. MC on Appointments (2019-10-28) (Council, 2019-11) 
Doc 2  MC on Appointments (2016-04) (Council, 2019-11)
ii) Openness and Transparency
 
Doc 1  Memo to Council re. MC on Openness and Transparency (2019-11-07) (Council, 2019-11)
Doc 2  MC on Openness and Transparency (2013-11) (Council, 2019-11) 
iii) Pay Equity (Equitable Compensation)
 
Doc 1  Memo to Council re. MC on Pay Equity (Equitable Compensation) (2019-11-07)(Council, 2019-11) 
Doc 2  MC on Pay Equity (Equitable Compensation)(2010-05) (Council, 2019-11) 
iv) Suspension, Discipline and Dismissal
 
Doc 1  Memo to Council re. MC on Suspension, Discipline and Dismissal (2019-10-28)(Council, 2019-11)
Doc 2  MC on Suspension Discipline and Dismissal (2015-05) (Council, 2019-11)
c) Administrative Procedures
 
  ED to Council re CAUT Awards
  i. Donald C. Savage Award
  ii. Equity Award
  iii. Academic Librarians’ and Archivists’ Distinguished Service Award
  iv. Milner Memorial Award
  v. Sarah Shorten Award
  vi. Bernice Schrank Award

11:00 — ORDER OF THE DAY

12. Report of the Executive Director on Academic Freedom

a) Issues
 
i) Intra-mural and extra-mural academic freedom
ii) Free Speech on Campus
b) Investigations
 
i) Potter (McGill)
ii) Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (UBC)
iii) Pyne (Thompson Rivers)
iv) Horne (Dalhousie)
v) Atlantic Veterinary College (UPEI)
c) Cases
 
i) Persinger (Laurentian)
ii) Maritime College of Forest Technology
d) Litigation Report
 
i) Access Copyright / York University
ii) Canada Research Chairs
iii) Arbitration Decisions

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

12:30 — LUNCH

13. Reports (14:30)

a) Collective Bargaining
b) Education
c) Organizing
d) Occupational Health and Safety

14. Advocacy and Political Action

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) Pakistan
b) Appeals and Campaigns
 
i) Canadian Council for Refugees
c) Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
d) UNESCO
e) International Labour Organization
 
i) Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations Concerning Teaching Personnel
ii) Convention Concerning the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work, 2019
f) Education International

16:30 — ORDER OF THE DAY

17. Presentation of CAUT Awards

a) Equity Award Recipient
  • Renae Watchman, Mount Royal University / Biography
b) Donald C. Savage Award Recipient
  • Stephen Law, Mount Allison University / Biography
c) Bernice Schrank Award
  • Linda St-Pierre, Laurentian University / Biography

17:00 — RECESS


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

09:00 — ORDER OF THE DAY

18. Report on Administration and Finance

a) Financial Statements
 
i) Financial Report (year ending June 30, 2019) [Handout]
ii) Auditors’ Report [Handout]
  A. Report of the Audit Committee
iii) Financial Report 1st Quarter (ending September 30, 2019) [Handout]
b) Ratification of Collective Agreement with CAUT staff (in camera)
c) Executive Director’s contract (in camera)

19. Reports of Standing Committees (09:30)

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
b) Clinical Faculty Committee
c) Francophones' Committee
d) College and Institute Academic Staff Committee

21. Report of Executive Committee

a) Minutes
 
i) Meeting of February 15-16, 2019
ii) Meeting of April 30-May 1, 2019
iii) Meeting of May 4, 2019
iv) Meeting of June 13-15, 2019

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

26. Annual Report of the CAUT Defence Fund

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

28. Coalitions

a) International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group
b) Public Education Network
c) Canadian Consortium for Research

12:00 — ADJOURNMENT