Monthly Archives: May 2011

University Librarian Appointment and University Archivist Renewal

On May 12, 2011, Provost Silverman sent a memo to Library staff announcing his decision to restart the search for a new University Librarian. The previous University Librarian (UL), Paul Wiens, stepped down last June and officially retired in October … Continue reading

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OCUFA Report: May 26, 2011

Brescia faculty to decide about certification; UWO librarians and archivists in conciliation Faculty members at Brescia University College at a meeting last week discussed the issue of unionization and agreed to meet again in early June to vote on whether … Continue reading

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OCUFA Bargaining Wire

What is a “bargaining protocol”? At most universities, the first stage of each round of bargaining involves the faculty association and the university administration sitting down and agreeing on a set of rules for how bargaining will proceed. Often, the … Continue reading

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OCUFA Report: May 17, 2011

Bargaining opens at Windsor, other talks proceeding to next step. Faculty negotiators at the University of Windsor opened contract talks with the employer last week, and the parties successfully reached agreement on a bargaining protocol. Windsor’s current collective agreement expires … Continue reading

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OCUFA Report: May 10, 2011

Talks open at Brescia for a one-year agreement. Faculty negotiators at Brescia University College will start collective bargaining talks May 10 for a new, one-year collective agreement. The current agreement expires June 30. Faculty association representatives have called a meeting … Continue reading

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William Deresiewicz, Faulty Towers: The Crisis in Higher Education (The Nation, 23 May 2011)

As published in The Nation, 23 May 2011: A few years ago, when I was still teaching at Yale, I was approached by a student who was interested in going to graduate school. She had her eye on Columbia; did … Continue reading

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OCUFA Report: May 11, 2011

Secret award to Ontario government worker undermines faculty bargaining While the government of Ontario was demanding that the province’s unionized public sector workers – including university faculty – accept a wage freeze for two years, it secretly negotiated a wage … Continue reading

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