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Call for Nominations for CAUT Executive Committee

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

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Chair of the Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee
  • Chair of the Contract Academic Staff Committee
  • Co-Chair of the Equity Committee
  • Representative-at-large (Quebec)
  • Representative-at-large (Aboriginal)
  • Representative-at-large (Francophone)
  • Two Representatives-at-large (General)

Deadline date for nominations to all positions: March 1, 2019. Elections will take place at the CAUT Council meeting in Ottawa – May 2-5, 2019.

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, queer, and two-spirited academic staff.

Nomination Procedures

Nominators should include:

Nominations should be sent to:

Ted Montgomery
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 (Quebec)
Responsible for undertaking duties as decided by the Officers and the Executive Committee.

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.

Representatives-at-large (General) — 2 positions
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 & Tenure Committee — two years
  • Chair, Contract Academic Staff Committee — two years
  • Co-Chair, Equity Committee — two years
  • Representative-at-large (Quebec) — one year
  • Representative-at-large (Aboriginal) — one year
  • Representative-at-large (Francophone) — one year
  • Representatives-at-large (General) — one year

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