Call for Nominations: Joint Committee on Affirmative Action

YUFA is seeking one member for the Joint Implementation Committee on Affirmative Action for Faculty and Librarians (Article 12.22).

The mandate of this subcommittee is to ensure that units conform to the Article 12.21 criteria for selecting candidates and to ensure that units actively seek out and give fair consideration in their selection processes to candidates designated in the affirmative action provisions of the Collective Agreement. The subcommittee approves academic unit affirmative action plans in order to ensure that policies already established are implemented. Any substantive revision to a unit’s plan must be submitted to the Joint Committee on Affirmative Action for approval.

The meeting schedule is determined by the Joint Subcommittee. For this academic year, members are asked to keep Wednesdays 1-3 available in case meetings are needed.  Most meetings occur during the hiring period, between January and the early summer. Affirmative Action plans are mostly reviewed over email, throughout the year. The term for this appointment is January 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016.

If you are interested in being appointed as a YUFA representative, please provide a brief written statement to [email protected] outlining your interest and experience relevant to the subcommittee by December 10, 2015.