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CAUT Bulletin

  • Governance on the rocks

    Do academic staff today have much of a say in university & college governance?
  • President’s message / Through the looking glass

    Corporate administrative logic has become deeply entrenched as common sense within our public universities. Battles are being fought across Canada to reassert faculty participation against top-down hierarchical models.
  • Commentary / Can collegiality be negotiated?

    The crisis in university governance will only be brought to a better state through the active participation of faculty in existing governing structures.
  • Academic advisor

    How does one become a member of the university board of governors?
  • Book review

    Leading the modern university: York University’s presidents on continuity and change, 1974–2014
  • Interview / Jennifer Dekker

    In mid-January, the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa won a court decision allowing for a review of major salary increases to two senior administrators. The APUO believes the pay hikes contravene Ontario’s executive public-sector wage freeze.
  • Equity once & for all

    Academic staff associations and unions need to make equity a priority at the bargaining table and in challenging institutional policies and practices that can perpetuate inequity.
  • President’s message / Social dimensions of education policy

    The federal government has an opportunity to take a leadership role in reinvesting in research and post-secondary education in an effort to increase access to education, equality of opportunity and the equitable treatment of people learning and working in Canadian universities.
  • Commentary / The rise of human rights law in Canada

    Human rights have become an integral feature of modern law in Canada. The contribution by Canadian unions to this human rights revolution has been significant.
  • Academic advisor

    I have asked for workplace accommodation for recurring symptoms of my mental illness. The employer has indicated accommodation will require that I disclose both my specific diagnosis and medical records. Am I required to disclose this information?
  • Scholars in danger around the world

    Terrorist attacks on universities in Pakistan and Afghanistan.Targeted killings of scholars in Bangladesh and Syria. Arrests of students holding peaceful demonstrations in Myanmar and Thailand. Imprisonment of thousands of students and hundreds of academics in Egypt. Firing of thousands of higher education professionals in Turkey following the attempted coup July 15. These are just a few examples of repression of academic freedom around the world in 2015 and 2016.
  • President’s message / A tale of two conferences

    The basic question addressed by presenters was not: how can we improve education? But rather, how can the PSE sector adapt itself to labour market needs as defined by new technology, industry and business?
  • Research confidentiality compromised at UQAM

    CAUT is raising concerns about a court order that would require a Université du Québec à Montréal professor to violate the confidentiality of research participants.
  • CAUT honours two professors for collective bargaining work

    In recognition of outstanding achievements in the promotion of collective bargaining in the post-secondary sector, Suzanne Prior and Terry Sway collected CAUT’s 2016 Donald C. Savage Award at the association’s Council meeting in November.
  • CAUT welcomes two new members

    CAUT Council voted in November to accept the membership applications of two new associations: the British Columbia Institute of Technology Faculty and Staff Association (BCIT-FSA) and the Grant MacEwan University Faculty Association (GMUFA).
  • Niagara College faces boycott over Saudi campuses

    CAUT is threatening censure of Niagara College if the institution continues to operate gender-segregated campuses and programs in Saudi Arabia.
  • CAUT staff appointments

    New at CAUT – Legal Officer and Director, Research and Political Action
  • Commentary / Stop treating students like children

    Back in February, after speaking at a conference on academic freedom organised by the Harry Crowe Foundation in Toronto, I was confronted by words of despair from a young Canadian lecturer. She told me that I was lucky to have gone through the experiences of the 1960s and 1970s because many contemporary academics are no longer motivated by the values that underpin the ideal of a free and open academic culture.