Monthly Archives: March 2011

Latest Issue of “The Blue and White”

Read “The Perils of Philanthropy: The Case of the Munk School” by John Valleau and Paul Hamel, members of UofT community, and recent presenters at UTFA Council. http://theblueandwhite.ca/article/2011/02/09/00/00/10/the-perils-of-philanthropy.html

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Numeric Ratings – PTR

In the Procedures and Criteria for submitting your Annual Activity Report, you will note that your letter of assessment will include a numeric rate, which has, up until now, been hidden. This numeric rate should help to clarify your PTR … Continue reading

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Historical Bits and Bytes: The Invisible Librarians in UofT Governance

An understanding of the past can sometimes provide greater insights to the present. In 1906 a bicameral system of governance was established at the University of Toronto by the University of Toronto Act of 1906. This decisive act severed the … Continue reading

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MacLeans Magazine on Academic Freedom

Todd Pettigrew asks on his MacLean’s blog, “What is a University” excellent reading and we advise all to have a look! A timely topic for all of us. http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/2011/03/17/what-is-a-university/

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ACRL – Joint Statement on Faculty Status of College and University Librarians

Institutions of higher learning in the US and Canada have long recognized that academic librarians require faculty status with equivalent tenure status to fully contribute at an institute striving for excellence in research and teaching. CAUT Policy on Academic Status … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars – Important Meetings

March 30, 4-6 pm. UTFA Update and Social, UTM, Faculty Club, Davis Building. Latest update on UTFA activities. April 20, 3:30, UTFA Annual General Meeting. Important changes to the constitution being sought – come and vote! More information forthcoming.

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University of Winnipeg Faculty Association Votes to Ratify Agreement

“Members of the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association’s main bargaining unit, representing 350 professors, librarians, coaches and athletic therapists, have voted to ratify a new collective agreement. The three-year contract includes a 5.41% salary increase over three years, pension contribution … Continue reading

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