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Call for Nominations for CAUT Standing Committees

Call for Nominations

CAUT is asking member associations for assistance in identifying potential members for CAUT’s standing committees. We welcome names of CAUT individual affiliated or associate members you feel would be interested and who would bring expertise to the work of these committees. The composition, function, terms and procedures for selection of committee members can be found on the CAUT Website under each standing committee page. Committee vacancies will also be advertised in the CAUT Bulletin.

Nominators should include a completed copy of the Standing Committee Nomination Form.

The deadline for nominations for members of CAUT Standing Committees is February 1, 2019.

We welcome recommendations of members of marginalized groups. These groups include but are not limited to Aboriginal peoples; women; racialized academic staff; academic staff with disabilities; and lesbian, gay, transgender, queer and two-spirited academic staff.

Committee Vacancies

Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee
[Vacancies – 2]

Members of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee should have had considerable involvement in and knowledge about academic freedom. They must be sympathetic to, and have had experience in the defence of academic freedom and tenure, and they should be willing and available to dedicate considerable time to the work of the Committee between meetings, including promotion of academic freedom, drafting of documents, and other related activities.

Collective Bargaining and Economic Benefits Committee
[Vacancies: 3]

Members of the Collective Bargaining and Economic Benefits Committee should have demonstrated experience in collective bargaining.  They should be able to commit time between meetings to the work of the Committee, including drafting of model clauses, development of policy statements and other related activities.

Equity Committee
[Vacancies: 3 (1 member representing Aboriginal Academic Staff; 1 member representing Racialized Academic Staff; and 1 member representing Women Academic Staff)]

The Equity Committee is composed of two members of the following groups: Aboriginal academic staff; academic staff with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans, queer and two-spirited academic staff; racialized academic staff; and women academic staff.  Members of the Equity Committee should have considerable experience in and commitment to the advancement of equity. Members should be willing and available to dedicate significant time between meetings to the work of the Committee, including drafting and editing policy documents, preparing advice for the Executive and Council, and other related activities.

Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee
[Vacancies: 1]

Members of the Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee should have considerable experience and knowledge of the professional interests and academic concerns of librarians and archivists at Canadian post-secondary institutions. They ought to be aware of policy matters pertaining to academic rights and working conditions of academic librarians and archivists.  Members should be willing and available to dedicate significant time between meetings to the work of the Committee, including the conference planning, drafting or editing documents, responding to enquiries and other related activities.

Contract Academic Staff Committee
[Vacancies: 2 (1 member representing a small-size association; 1 member representing a medium-size association)]

Members of the Contract Academic Staff Committee should have considerable experience in and commitment to the advancement of the issues and working conditions of Contract Academic Staff. Members should be willing and available to dedicate significant time between meetings to the work of the Committee, including drafting and editing policy documents, preparing advice for the Executive and Council, and other related activities. Six of the eight members of the Contract Academic Staff Committee are from the six CAUT member associations with the largest CAS membership. The other two members are appointed and ratified by Council to represent a small and a medium-size association. Both of those positions are vacant in 2019.

Term of Office

The term of office for members of standing committees is normally three years, with the possibility of one renewal. Every effort is made to ensure continuity by having terms overlap so that approximately one-third of the committee changes annually.

List of the current members of CAUT standing committees