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 Spring General Meeting
When: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Where: AU Governing Council Chambers
Salaries & Benefits - Closed
Terms & Conditions - Closed
The Employee Engagement Survey results: