Category Archives: Academic freedom

Prof. Homa Hoodfar’s (Concordia University) Imprisonment in Iran – UTFA’s response

CAUT, OCUFA and faculty associations respond to the situation, http://www.caut.ca/news/2016/06/09/caut-urges-release-of-canadian-academic-detained-in-iran  UTFA Letter:  UTFA letter re Professor Dr. Homa Hoodfar in Iran June 2016 (2) OCUFA Letters: Letter – Homa Hoodfar Iran – June 15 2016 – PM   and   Letter – Homa … Continue reading

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Modernizing the Appointment and Promotion Policies for UofT Librarians – What has changed?

UTFA Librarians Committee and the ACALP group are working to modernize appointment and promotion policies for academic librarians at the University of Toronto. Thank you for responding to our last survey (Survey I) – it was most successful. We have … Continue reading

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Formation of ACALP Group – Modernizing Policies for UofT Librarians

In the modernization process for up-dated appointment and promotion policies for UofT librarians, a call for volunteers to assist on an advisory committee went out to all UTFA librarians in December 2015. The ACALP  group was formed (Advisory Committee for … Continue reading

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Why do Academic Librarians in Canada need secure, academic status?

The answer is simple, for one important reason, academic freedom. With academic status comes the protection of ‘academic freedom.’ Canadians do not have the First Amendment to fall back on nor the associated history of court cases that have testified … Continue reading

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UTFA Supports Academic Librarianship at U of T in a Series of Motions (2011-2016)

A. Motion Carried by UTFA Council June 15, 2011. University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA)  Statement on Academic Librarianship in Canada We, the members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association, whose purpose is to advance the interests of teachers, … Continue reading

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UTFA Librarians Town Hall – February 24, 2016.

Please note a meeting on February 24, 2016 for UTFA Librarian Members to discuss the next stage of new policies for the appointment and promotion of academic librarians at the University of Toronto is scheduled for 12:30 to 2:30 at … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Trzeciak in Age Discrimination Lawsuit at Washington University Library – Sound Familiar?

Independent student newspaper at the Washington University of St. Louis writes about the demotion of senior librarians and subsequent law suit launched by librarian against the University on age discrimination in the  Washington University library when Jeffrey Trzeciak arrived. Sound … Continue reading

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