Category Archives: University of Alberta Compensation Negotiations 2012

Open Letter from Professor Katherine Binhammer (EFS): Reject BA Core Proposal at Arts Faculty Council on Nov. 24th

Dear Colleagues, I write to you today as an Arts colleague to strongly encourage you to attend Arts Faculty Council on November 24th, 2 pm (in Council Chambers, University Hall) and exercise your right to vote. As you know, on that day Council … Continue reading

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Efficiency of What? (Post by Kathleen Lowrey, Anthropology)

Professor Lowrey’s post is in part a response to the “Discussion Paper” circulated by University of Alberta President David Turpin to the university community in late October. The “Discussion Paper” may be found here. Just as some kind of holiday … Continue reading

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OpEd to be submitted to Edmonton Journal: Criteria for Selection of New Chair of the Board of Governors

The material below is the text of an OpEd to be submitted to the Edmonton Journal in a few days’ time. If you would like to add your name to this piece, please either use the “comment” function to indicate … Continue reading

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President Samarasekera’s Answers to Questions from Arts Representatives to the General Faculties Council

Below are screenshots of President Indira Samarasekera’s official answers to questions posed by Arts representatives to the General Faculties Council for Monday’s meeting of that body. A pdf of the answers is here. I welcome responses to the questions and President Samarasekera’s answers — … Continue reading

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Rod Macleod (Emeritus, History) in Journal: Faculty of Arts “long way down on university’s list of priorities in recent times”

“The faculty of arts should be the part of the university that has the closest ties to the community. It should be the primary interpreter of our art, music, literature, society, politics, and history. Regrettably the faculty has been a … Continue reading

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“The Members Have Spoken”

The headline on the latest edition of the AASUA’s Rhumblines declares that “The Members Have Spoken” in the AASUA ratification vote on the “Dual Tentative Proposals.” Have they? The AASUA comprises about 4,400 members. The numbers from the vote: 743 … Continue reading

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The Provost Wants You to Vote “Yes” (but Join Those Standing Up for the University in Voting “No”)

In case you haven’t already heard, the Provost is telling you how to vote in the dual tentative proposals that are before the AASUA membership. In the University of Alberta’s official blog, Colloquy, he has written:  I, as the institution’s … Continue reading

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