Category Archives: Policies

Compilation of Policies and Best Practices: UofT Librarians and Research Leaves

Looking for that one statement or clause pertaining to research leaves or research days? Not sure what your application for a research leave should include? The UTFA librarians committee has compiled this guide which might help: Final-Sep22-2013-ResearchLeavePolicies-Librarians

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UTFA Council Passes Motion Recognizing Serious Flaws in the University of Toronto Policies for Librarians

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) Council, Prof. Judith Teichman, Chair of the UTFA Appointments Committee, presented a motion (previously passed by UTFA Executive) to the council representatives. UTFA Council passed this motion: “The … Continue reading

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UofT PERA Funds: What can they be used for?

PERA funds are used for a wide range of items that your support your three areas of responsibilities (scholarship or professional creative activities, professsional responsibilities and service): conferences, membership fees, travel, equipment (such a laptop, scanner), books or resources. Now, … Continue reading

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Quebec special law violates student rights and civil liberties

CAUT Statement on Quebec Student Rights, May 18, 2012. The Canadian Association of University Teachers is strongly condemning Quebec’s Bill 78, the law tabled in Quebec to end the 14-week student strike, for violating fundamental freedoms of association, assembly, and … Continue reading

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Update on Joint UTFA and Librarians Committee, April 24, 2012.

The joint committee agrees to meet regularly, twice a term, to discuss queries and concerns in the community. The last meeting was held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. We would like to share some of the information discussed in that … Continue reading

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UT Librarians Workload Meeting with Administration + CAUT Statement on Librarians Workload

Hello everyone, The UT Librarians Workload Unit meeting is scheduled to meet again Sept.30 and with succeeding dates set to: Oct.24, 26, Nov.1, Nov. 10. I am attaching a 1999-2000 discussion paper by CAUT on workload issues for librarians. Even … Continue reading

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Support our UTFA Bargaining Team!

Write your words of support for those on the UTFA Bargaining Team who are arguing for your interests, academic freedom and professional autonomy at UT, transparency and equal treatment for all across our three campuses. They need to hear from … Continue reading

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UT Librarians Workload – Information Request

At the last meeting held downtown, the UTFA Librarians Committee was asked to post various collective agreements at Canadian Universities which have successfully articulated workload issues for academic librarians. Following this post, we will gradually upload some agreements which we … Continue reading

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Workload Committee for Librarians – A Call for Participants

Dear colleagues, Carole Moore has put out a call to all librarians at the University of Toronto to nominate (and this includes putting your own name forward as we confirmed yesterday at the UTFA Joint Committee for Librarians and Administration) … Continue reading

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UTFA Workshop and Call for Submissions for Poster Session: Digital Scholarship and the Academic Promotion Process

Poster Session – Showcase your digital project at the workshop! May 2, 2011, 12pm-4pm, Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Street, Toronto. Tables will be set up in the Faculty Club for UTFA members to sow the community some of the projects … Continue reading

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