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Senate Decision and the Academic Integrity of Classes

In a special meeting held on March 19, the Senate voted to resume classes in FES and LAPS as scheduled on Monday, March 23rd. During this meeting, the Senate Executive and the Provost confirmed YUFA’s position that individual faculty members have the right and the responsibility to determine whether the...

Safeguarding Academic Integrity During the CUPE 3903 Strike

In the face of some potential confusion emerging from recent statements from the Employer, YUFA affirms its position that the YUFA Collective Agreement and broader principles of academic freedom grant members not only the right but the professional responsibility to determine whether proceeding with their courses while the strike continues...

FAQs for YUFA Members re: the 2015 CUPE 3903 strike

On March 9, 2015 CUPE 3903 members in Units 1 and 3 voted not to accept the latest offer from the Employer. Members of Unit 2 voted to accept the offer from the Employer. This means that Unit 1 and 3 members remain on strike and picket lines will remain...

OCUFA statement of support

On 4 March 2015, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA), issued a statement of support for striking TAs and contract faculty at York and University of Toronto. See also their related campaign against casualization, We Teach Ontario.

YUFA Advises Not Submitting CV in Digital Format

YUFA advises members to submit their cvs only in hardcopy format for the following reasons: Use of your cv by the Employer is “subject to the employee’s agreement as to those portions of his / her curriculum vitae which may be so used”, Personnel files are and should be maintained...

Completion of the AAPR Research Information Form

On April 1, 2014, the employer communicated to department and school chairs and directors regarding the Academic and Administrative Program Review Research Information Form (RIF). In that memo, the employer reiterated its intention to pre-populate the RIF using data from members’ CVs and added that chairs and directors of departments...

Academic Administrative Positions

YUFA has learned that a number of academic units are experiencing difficulty in filling the positions of chair or director, undergraduate and graduate director, and various coordinators, apparently as a result of the reduction of previous levels of course release for service under Appendix P of the Collective Agreement. YUFA...

Are You Being Pressured to Teach Online?

The Collective Agreement places considerable limits on what members can be required to do with respect to teaching new and existing courses online. Article 18.08.3 states: Assignment of courses using alternate modes of delivery shall be consistent with the pedagogic and academic judgements and principles of the faculty member employee as...