Nominees welcome for the inaugural AUFA Academic Freedom Award
The AUFA executive welcomes nominees for the inaugural 2014 conferment of this Award, and we also welcome expressions of interest to serve on the three-member adjudicating committee. The deadline for nominees for the 2014 AUFA Academic Freedom Award is June 23, 2014. Full details about eligibility, criteria, the nomination process, adjudication, and adjudication committee requirements are available at AUFA Academic Freedom Award
AUFA expresses concerns over Bill 10 to government
AUFA has sent a letter to the Government of Alberta to express its serious concerns over Bill 10, which has implications for not only AUFA's members but all members of the Universities Academic Pension Plan (UAPP). Click here to read the letter.
Warning about "trigger warnings" used to censor university curriculum
CAUT has alerted Canadian university faculty associations to an emerging concern about the use of "trigger warnings" in university curriculum, use with serious implications for quality of teaching and academic freedom.
Read about what "trigger warnings" are and why they impact academic freedom and quality of teaching in this short briefing posted to the AU Landing.
AU faculty, coordinators, instructors, tutors, learning designers, editors, production group members, and deans who are aware of any request or demand to use “trigger warnings” in AU course development or teaching are urged to contact AUFA.
AUFA supports AUPE in opposing Bills 45 and 46
AUFA has written a letter to the MLA for Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater to declare our solidarity with AUPE and our opposition to the anti-labour Bills 45 and 46 that the Redford government has just passed.
Read letter here
AUFA declines AU's proposal for all AUFA members to take a vacation day on August 6, 2013 - letter to Director of HR (July 3, 2013)
AUFA disappointed by Board's hasty rejection for University "rescue plan - Media release (May 10, 2013)
AUFA proposes University "Rescue plan" for interim internal leadership - Media release (May 8, 2013)
The Athabasca University Faculty Association is looking to hire its next Executive Director. Please see the attached PDF job posting.
Applications are welcome via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and the deadline is June 15, 2014 (or until a suitable candidate is found).
AUFA Fall General Meeting
When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Salaries & Benefits - Closed
Terms & Conditions - Closed
The Employee Engagement Survey results: