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1. Minutes (Oct 27, Dec 13) and Matters ArisingIn other words: some serious morning-after talk about how to plan UW's finances for the coming year.
2. Update re Government Announcement
3. SERP Update and Next Steps
4. Budget Planning
Members of the senate finance committee include the deans and other senior officials and faculty and student representatives (plus unofficial but very active staff members). As the spring progresses, it will be seeing budget proposals from the provost, commenting on them and eventually passing a budget along to the senate and board of governors for approval.
that the Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo proceed to obtain membership cards and apply to the Ontario Labour Relations Board for certification.The meeting starts at 4 p.m. in Physics 145 -- with a special "member sign-up period" beginning at 3:30 for faculty and professional librarians who aren't now association members but would like to be, in time to have a voice in making that decision.
A note from the agenda of today's meeting:
Q. If the motion under Agenda Item 2 is passed, does this mean that the Faculty Association can become a certified Association without any further input from me?
A. No. This motion is an enabling motion which allows us to collect cards and, if enough are collected, to apply to the Labour Relations Board for certification. If enough are collected the Ontario Labour Relations Board will order a vote. The Labour Relations Board will conduct the vote and it will be a secret ballot vote in which each individual who would be a member of the proposed bargaining unit is eligible to vote. The Labour Relations Board will certify the Association only if a majority of those voting vote in favour.
A survey has been distributed to all full and part-time UW faculty from the on-campus Courseware Printing Program. The Program is jointly run by the Bookstore and Graphic Services and to provide UW's students with concise, effective and affordable teaching material -- the custom courseware package. The survey is designed to determine whether potential users know about the service and whether they use it. It is anticipated to receive information about the level of satisfaction and suggestions for improvement.
Courseware packages are becoming extremely popular as professors design their own custom notes, readings, assignments and overheads which exactly fit the requirements of a specific course, compare to the short fallings of some traditional textbooks.
If you are involved in providing students with course materials and you have not received a copy of the survey, they are available from Richard De Visser at ext. 3996 (rdevisse@bg1).
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