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OCUFA briefing note on Student questionnaires

It is a common practice at universities to have students complete end-of-term questionnaires about their courses and instructors. Sometimes called student evaluations of teaching (SETs) or student questionnaires on courses and teaching (SQCTs), these are often used to make decisions about faculty tenure and promotion without an appreciation of their limitations. These questionnaires could be … Read More

TUFA funding for community initiatives and projects

To enhance TUFA’s capacity to support community and social justice initiatives and projects, the membership charged a subcommittee this year to oversee the Association’s disbursement of funds budgeted for this purpose in the current fiscal year. Applications in support of local cultural, intellectual, educative, community service, humanitarian, and/or social justice events and initiatives will be … Read More

Seasonal Reception December 14th 2017

TUFA SEASONAL CELEBRATION  Faculty Social – Wine and Cheese #TUFASocial Please join us in celebrating the season; refreshments and good cheer with your colleagues. This year we are encouraging your cash donations to the Kawartha Food Share and will have a conveniently located donation box. For Every $1 Donated Kawartha Food Share Can Purchase Up … Read More

Solidarity with United Way

Colleagues, TUFA and its retirees have been remarkably receptive to this year’s United Way (UW) charity appeal and we already have 11 TUFA pledges as UW Leaders ($1,200 – $1,499), 3 as Builders ($1,500 – $2,499), and 6 as Patrons (+$2,500). This is especially important in light of the impending layoff of production workers at … Read More

Committees and LTAs

Dear Colleagues, Please be advised of the following: 1. New Executive Committee We are pleased to announce that, as a result of the work of our Nominating and Elections Committee, we have finalized TUFA’s Executive Committee for the coming year. We would like to thank departing Executive Committee members Joanna Freeland, Helen Haines, and James … Read More

LTAs and the CA

Please note: The exhaustive process of finalizing revisions to the restructured collective agreement is almost concluded and we expect to have the full-text available electronically and in hard copy shortly. Meantime, however, an important operational question relating to new language in the collective agreement has arisen and TUFA’s Chief Negotiator has prepared the following member … Read More

Nominations Open for Elected Positions on the Executive Committee

Dear Members, The 2016/17 Nominating and Elections Committee is pleased to open nominations for elected positions on the Executive Committee in accordance with Article VIII of TUFA’s Constitution. Any contested positions will be decided by election with a mailing date of Wednesday, March 15th. Completed nomination forms must be received by the Association’s Secretary on … Read More