Category Archives: OCUFA

OCUFA: Establishes a Queer Caucus Discussion List

Please see below letter from OCUFA,Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations: Dear Colleagues: OCUFA has recently established a Queer Caucus discussion list  as a means to communicate and develop strategies for enhancing a supportive community for gay, lesbian, bi, queer, … Continue reading

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Mounting Crisis at St. Paul’s University

Faculty associations are rally behind academic faculty and librarians at St. Paul’s University http://ustpaul.ca/ in response to the recent termination of an academic librarian due to financial contingency reasons and further attempts to terminate faculty. The Ontario Federation of University … Continue reading

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OCUFA Study Released: “Ontario Wants More Investment in Higher Education”

For the full report see OCUFA site: http://ocufa.on.ca/ Documents: 2013.01.10 – OCUFA Release – Austerity Survey Release FINAL OCUFA Survey 2013 – General Results – Jan. 10 2013

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OCUFA Faculty Survey on Government Proposals and Faculty Priorities

There are escalating concerns in our community and others across the province concerning recent government proposals. OCUFA has undertaken a survey assessing the views of faculty across the province concerning: online teaching, tuition, 3-year undergraduate degrees and other current issues … Continue reading

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OCUFA update on negotiations at UofT’s University of St. Michael’s College

“…The same cannot be said for St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto; the pace of first contract negotiations there is best described as glacial. The parties have met eight times over four months and have yet to sign … Continue reading

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Importance of Scholarship for Academic Librarians and the Future….time to take note

2012-OCUFA-Faculty-Survey-Part-1-Formatted-FINAL “Ontario’s professors and academic librarians believe that the connection between teaching and research -what we call ‘scholarship’—is at the heart of the university,” said Adamson. “When we separate teaching from research, we don’t give our students the education they … Continue reading

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“Ontario’s budget adds up to less funding…”

For OCUFA’s response to the budget cuts to Ontario universities see, http://ocufa.on.ca/

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