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CAUT Executive Positions

Call for Nominations

Nominations are being actively sought for election to the CAUT Executive Committee, namely:

    President
    Vice-President
    Chair of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee 
    Chair of the Contract Academic Staff Committee
    Co-Chair of the Equity Committee (1)
    Representative-at-Large (Aboriginal)
    Representative-at-Large (Francophone)
    Representative-at-Large (Quebec)
    Representatives-at-Large (General) (2 positions)

Nominations of members of marginalized groups are encouraged, including but not limited to: Aboriginal peoples; women; racialized academic staff; academic staff with disabilities; and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer and two-spirited academic staff.

Nominations Procedures

The deadline for receiving the nominations is March 1, 2017Elections will take place at the CAUT Council meeting in Ottawa May 4 – 7, 2017.

Nominators should include:
    
a)    a letter of nomination;
    b)    the agreement of the nominee to serve if elected; and    
    d)    a completed copy of the attached Executive Committee Nomination Form.

They should be sent to:
 
    Chair, Elections and Resolutions Committee
    Canadian Association of University Teachers
    2705 Queensview Drive
    Ottawa ON   K2B 8K2
    Fax:  (613) 820-7244
    Email:  nominations@caut.ca

Description of Positions

President
Responsible for guiding the affairs of the Association between meetings of Council and for ensuring that policies approved by Council are implemented.  A nominee for the position of President should have had considerable experience in academic staff association affairs at the local level.

Vice-President
Responsible for assisting the President with his or her responsibilities and undertaking other duties as decided by the Executive Committee.

Chair of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee 

Responsible for chairing the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee and undertaking other duties as decided by the Officers and Executive Committee.  A nominee for the position of Chair of AF&T should have considerable experience in dealing with academic freedom issues and shall normally have served at least one year on the Committee.

Chair of the Contract Academic Staff Committee
Responsible for chairing the Contract Academic Staff Committee and undertaking other duties as decided by the Officers and Executive Committee.  A nominee for the position of Chair of the CAS Committee should have considerable knowledge of and experience in dealing with contract academic staff issues and shall normally have served at least one year on the Committee. 

Co-Chair of the Equity Committee (1)
Responsible for co-chairing the Equity Committee and undertaking other duties as decided by the Officers and Executive Committee. A nominee for the position of co-chair of the Equity Committee should have considerable experience in matters of equity. At least one of the co-chairs must be a woman.

Representative-at-Large (Aboriginal)

Responsible for undertaking duties as decided by the Officers and the Executive Committee. Will serve as the Executive liaison to the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education Working Group.

Representative-at-Large (Francophone)
Responsible for undertaking duties as decided by the Officers and the Executive Committee. Will serve as the Executive liaison to the Executive’s Francophone Committee.

Representative-at-Large (Quebec)

Responsible for undertaking duties as decided by the Officers and the Executive Committee.

Representatives-at-Large (General) (2)

Responsible for undertaking duties as decided by the Officers and the Executive Committee.

Term of Office

   President (one year)
   Vice-President (one year)
   Chair, Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee (two years)
   Chair, Contract Academic Staff Committee (two years)
   Co-Chair, Equity Committee (two years)
   Representative-at-Large (Aboriginal) (one year)
   Representative-at-Large (Francophone) (one year)
   Representative-at-Large (Quebec) (one year)
   Representatives-at-Large (General) (one year)

Resource

Release Time Policy for members of the CAUT Executive Committee.