Category Archives: Academic governance

Town Hall: Academic Librarians’ Policies – Guests from Queens and McGill

Town Hall featuring guest speakers from Queen’s University and McGill University Libraries Where: Room 147, Rotman School of Management, 105 St. George St. When: Wednesday May 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – leaving lots of time for … Continue reading

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UTFA Seeks Nominations for the Presidency

Prof. Scott Prudham is stepping down as his six year term is finished June 30, 2016. Two candidates have stepped forward: Cynthia Messenger, Vice-President of Grievances at UTFA Petition of Support and Paul Hamel, Treasurer, UTFA. The position of President … 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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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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Update on McMaster Librarians

From the McMaster University website on Sunday, November 16, 2015: “The University and the McMaster University Academic Librarians Association (MUALA) have reached a tentative contract agreement. MUALA represents 24 academic librarians at McMaster. The tentative agreement must now be ratified … Continue reading

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“University Inc Compromises Academic Freedom” CAUT, 69:2 Nov. 2015

The recent article in CAUT Bulletin on the consequences of introducing corporate structures and managerial models into post-secondary institutions, the corporatization of universities, is worthy of a close read.  The article notes the threats to academic freedom, citing recent scandals … Continue reading

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