Instead, two positions have been created, says an announcement from Bud Walker, UW's director of business operations. Gail Clarke will become "director of housing and residence administration" and Leanne O'Donnell will become "director of residence life". Says a memo from Walker:
Both individuals have a number of years' experience at the University, Gail with the Research Office and the Department of Housing and Residences, and Leanne with the Federation of Students and the Department of Housing and Residences. As Director of Housing and Residence Administration, Gail is responsible for all aspects of admission, administration, business operation and facilities management for all residence operations. As Director of Residence Life, Leanne is responsible for all aspects of student life in residences including advising and support services, programs, policies and practices.
In yesterday's Bulletin I gave the report a once-over-lightly, and quoted a few words in particular from its Recommendation 14. That one is of special interest, as bearing directly on UW's academic programs, and it deserves to be reproduced in full:
Review programs and course requirements to ensure that undergraduates systematically acquire the knowledge and skills to develop their potential, compete successfully in the changing job market, and contribute productively to society, includingRight after that, the report goes on to call for "a learning environment in which teaching and research are fully integrated, so that undergraduates attain maximum benefit from attending a research-intensive institution".
- a thorough and comprehensive understanding of their chosen discipline,
- an appreciation of the interdisciplinary context of their studies,
- an awareness of, and appreciation for, a diversity of viewpoints,
- critical thinking skills,
- the ability to access, evaluate, and use electronic information,
- strong interpersonal and communication skills, and
- well-honed problem-solving skills.
LeDrew said all members of the staff association executive "will be pleased to respond to questions or concerns about compensation and other staff issues". That would include herself; the association's newly-appointed vice-president, Lynn Judge; past president Mark Walker; president-elect Charlene Schumm; treasurer Linda Lingard; secretary Stephen Sempson; and directors Rita Cherkewski, Gail Clarke, Cathy Hale, and William Rowe.
The speaker at today's colloquium -- 5:30 p.m., Humanities room 373 -- will be Iwona Irwin-Zarecka of the sociology department at Wilfrid Laurier University, talking about "Memory Criticism: How Do We Know Right from Wrong?"
Co-op students are poring over job posting #6, which was made available yesterday. The co-op department sends a reminder that its "Introduction to Self-Assessment" workshop begins tomorrow morning at 9:30; also at 9:30 tomorrow is the second "Interview Skills" workshop; and presentations on "Researching Occupations" and "Information Interview" will happen tomorrow at 10:30 and 11:30 respectively.
Canadian Union of Public Employees local 793, representing unionized staff in the food services and plant operations departments, has its monthly meeting tonight at the Waterloo Brewers Hall, with an agenda item of unusual importance: nominations will be received for the annual election of officers, which will be held at next month's meeting.
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