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CAUT Town Hall Series - COVID-19 and the Academic Job - May 14

COVID-19 – Academic Work & Shared Governance

COVID-19 has had an enormous impact, in a short period of time, on the academic workplace. CAUT launched an online town hall series titled COVID-19 and the Academic Job, to support academic staff in this constantly changing and uncertain time.

(May 14 2020) This English town hall in the series looked at shared governance in the time of COVID-19.

While the seriousness of the current situation demands appropriate flexibility, the approval of any modifications to academic policy should remain the purview of academic governance bodies, consistent with principles of shared governance. This town hall discussed practical steps to help ensure that these principles are upheld, as well as lessons for academic staff about how they might organize to strengthen governance at their institutions.

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