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Student success depends on faculty support

Student success depends on faculty support

| 19/07/2017 | 0 Comments

For students to succeed, they need the support of faculty who are given enough time and stability to develop curriculum, teach courses, provide out-of-class support, and use what they learn in one term to improve the course for the next. Sadly, the share of faculty who are in full-time positions and able to provide that […]

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Contract Faculty Union Vote in October

Contract Faculty Union Vote in October

| 17/07/2017 | 0 Comments

The Labour Board has decided that the representation vote for part-time and sessional faculty will begin on October 2, 2017. For contract faculty, this will be an incredible opportunity to radically improve their working conditions. OPSEU will be sending an email to contract faculty shortly, informing them of the upcoming vote. OPSEU will be updating […]

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Public colleges should be publicly funded

Public colleges should be publicly funded

| 12/07/2017 | 0 Comments

Ontario’s public colleges play a crucial role in supporting economic growth and educating students for the jobs of tomorrow. Sadly, however, years of government under-funding have created a situation where Ontario’s public colleges now receive the least per-student funding of any province. This is pushing colleges into questionable ventures with private colleges, corporations, and overseas […]

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Contract faculty will vote to unionize.

Contract faculty will vote to unionize.

| 27/06/2017 | 0 Comments

Contract faculty working at all 24 of Ontario’s public colleges will soon have a chance to vote to unionize, possibly in mid-July 2017  starting October 2 (update) The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) filed an application on 23 June 2017 to become the bargaining agent for faculty members who teach part-time and sessionals. Read […]

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OPSEU Part-Time/Sessional Unionizing Drive

OPSEU Part-Time/Sessional Unionizing Drive

| 19/06/2017 | 0 Comments

OPSEU Part-Time/Sessional Unionizing Drive Over one third of Seneca Faculty are Part-Time or Sessional That means that over one-third of our colleagues… …never get a vacation or sick day …get paid less per hour than Partial-Load and Full-Time faculty, for doing the same work …have no right to be considered as internal candidates when FT […]

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Faculty Member Facing HRTO Complaint over Accommodations

Faculty Member Facing HRTO Complaint over Accommodations

| 19/06/2017 | 0 Comments

Faculty Member Facing HRTO Complaint over Accommodations There are none who are more committed to students’ access to quality education than our members. Yet, as a cautionary tale we sadly recount the circumstances that find one of our number answering to a discrimination charge before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HTRO).  If nothing else, […]

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College Denies that Accommodating Special Needs Students Requires Additional SWF Time

College Denies that Accommodating Special Needs Students Requires Additional SWF Time

| 18/06/2017 | 0 Comments

College Denies that Accommodating Special Needs Students Requires Additional SWF Time Recent Ontario legislation and guidelines from the Ontario Human Rights Commission underscore the legal importance of accommodating students with special needs. For this reason, it was shocking and disturbing to hear the College formally deny that students with special needs had, in fact, special […]

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Which Policy Has Hurt Seneca’s Academic Quality the Most?

Which Policy Has Hurt Seneca’s Academic Quality the Most?

| 18/06/2017 | 0 Comments

Academic Quality Survey Which Policy Has Hurt Seneca’s Academic Quality the Most?

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