Tag: quality of education

Recipient of the Canada 150 Citizenship Award for Thought Leadership

Recipient of the Canada 150 Citizenship Award for Thought Leadership

| 06/12/2017

  Howard A. Doughty has been a post-secondary teacher for 48 years at Seneca College, where he is also a union steward, and has been an Adjunct Professor at the College of International Studies and at Hawai’i Pacific University in Honolulu. Among his many accomplishments, Howard has published over 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals and […]

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Local 613 Has a Few Words for the Goverment When it Comes to Their Students

Local 613 Has a Few Words for the Goverment When it Comes to Their Students

| 17/11/2017

November 17, 2017 Subject: Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Labour Dispute Resolution Act, 2017 Dear MPP, As faculty at L613, Sault College, we met today to discuss the upcoming Back-to-Work Legislation being debated in the legislature this afternoon. As there were a number of concerns raised that are immediate in nature, we bring them […]

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“Vote To REJECT”- Local 560 Membership Meeting 14 November

“Vote To REJECT”- Local 560 Membership Meeting 14 November

| 14/11/2017

Did you miss the membership meeting? Here is what you missed.

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13 Nov.  Forced Vote Update from Jonathan Singer

13 Nov. Forced Vote Update from Jonathan Singer

| 13/11/2017

Some of you may have listened earlier today to a webcast from the College Employer Council. Contrary to claims made during the webcast, the offer before us is one with concessions and will harm faculty. The Employer repeatedly stated throughout the webcast that “union and management teams have agreed to all major items except for […]

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How Does Precarious Work For Faculty Affect Students?  Research shows…

How Does Precarious Work For Faculty Affect Students? Research shows…

| 10/11/2017

What are the consequences of the colleges’ over-reliance on contract faculty? Harrington and Schibik (2001) found that as first-year students took more courses with contract faculty as opposed to full-time faculty in their first term, the likelihood of them returning for a second term reduced. Eagan and Jaeger (2008) found that the higher the proportion […]

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Well Said North Bay Students!  We Need a NEGOTIATED Settlement

Well Said North Bay Students! We Need a NEGOTIATED Settlement

| 09/11/2017

North Bay Students Protest With Faculty at MPP’s Office

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Two sides to the strike?

Two sides to the strike?

| 31/10/2017 | 0 Comments

There really are two sides to this strike.  Have a listen and see whose side you think is reasonable.

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This strike produced, scripted, and choreographed by …

This strike produced, scripted, and choreographed by …

| 30/10/2017 | 0 Comments

This strike has been produced, scripted, orchestrated and choreographed by the employer – which is the Government of Ontario through an allegedly arm’s length institution called the College Employer Council. This body has refused even to entertain discussion of matters of “academic freedom,” “employee equity,” “college governance” and the quality of education. It prefers to […]

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Union’s Comprehensive Offer

Union’s Comprehensive Offer

| 27/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Union’s Comprehensive Offer for Settlement – September 27, 2017 College Council has an opportunity to bring their offer to faculty directly for a vote, after it has been presented to our team and rejected. If Council believes this to be the best settlement offer they can make to faculty, they just need to ask the OLRB […]

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Setting the Agenda and Educating Queen’s Park

Setting the Agenda and Educating Queen’s Park

| 22/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Faculty educate MPPs, media at Queen’s Park lobby day  College faculty are setting the agenda in this round of collective bargaining. Thirty-one faculty members from across the province were at Queen’s Park Wednesday to educate MPPs about two of the critically important issues the union has put on the table: education quality, and fairness for […]

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Union to MPPs: Support ‘better plan’ for Ontario’s colleges

Union to MPPs: Support ‘better plan’ for Ontario’s colleges

| 20/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Toronto – Unionized college faculty from across Ontario are at Queen’s Park today to ask MPPs to support their “better plan” for the province’s 24 public colleges. “Ontario’s colleges are at a critical juncture,” said JP Hornick, chair of the college faculty bargaining team for the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). “We are increasingly working […]

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Petition to improve the learning and teaching environment of Ontario’s public colleges

Petition to improve the learning and teaching environment of Ontario’s public colleges

| 03/09/2017 | 0 Comments

TO the Legislative Assembly of Ontario WHEREAS Ontario’s public colleges, which educate over 500,000 full- and part-time students annually, are a fundamental part of high-quality education and a growing economy; AND WHEREAS our colleges face major challenges because of government underfunding and poor decisions by college administrators; AND WHEREAS the exclusion of faculty from academic decision-making, […]

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Using technology in a way that strengthens learning

Using technology in a way that strengthens learning

| 30/08/2017 | 0 Comments

Online learning has been a hot topic in recent years. Some have seen it as a panacea in its potential to make post-secondary education accessible to everyone. Others, including some administrators, have seen in it an excellent means to cut costs in a time of government under-funding. As Ontario’s public colleges turn 50, it’s an […]

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Two visions for a system in crisis; which one do you want?

Two visions for a system in crisis; which one do you want?

| 25/08/2017 | 0 Comments

Which college system do you want? In early August, after college management refused to deal with any of the core issues raised by faculty, our bargaining team called for a strike vote in September. That vote has been scheduled for September 14, and will give faculty the opportunity to vote “YES” and send a clear […]

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Student success depends on faculty support

Student success depends on faculty support

| 19/07/2017

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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