Weekly Update – May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022
Weekly Update – May 13, 2022
Annual Tenure/Confirmation and Promotion Workshops
Thank you to the members who attended the first of our annual Tenure/Confirmation and Promotion workshops this week. There are still a few workshops being held next week at the dates and times below:
- Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor
- Librarian Confirmation and Promotion
- Instructor Confirmation and Promotion
All workshops are being held virtually on Zoom. Click on the dates above to register for the workshop you would like to attend. If you’re unable to attend, but would like to receive the materials, please contact [email protected].
Member Engagement Survey
Our officers and staff want to ensure that CUASA members are provided access to services that help support them better. We appreciate your help in identifying how the Association can best meet your needs at Carleton by participating in occasional surveys.
We have developed this short on-line survey to learn more about the needs and preferences of our members across the university, based on recent questions and feedback from our membership. It should take you 5-8 minutes to complete.
This survey is anonymous unless you provide contact information for a follow-up conversation with a member of CUASA’s Internal Affairs Committee. Only the Internal Affairs committee will see individual responses. A composite summary of responses will be provided to CUASA’s Steering Committee and Council with all identifying information removed.
The survey will remain open until May 31, 2022.
Name and Contact Information Updates
As many of you know, CUASA has been working with CTAG, the Carleton Trans Advocacy Group, and the university to ensure Carleton’s databases no longer show old names (“deadnames”) when someone changes their name in the system. Due to the fact that CUASA gets our member data from Carleton, it has been brought to our attention that some of our own systems are currently still reflecting deadnames. We are working to ensure that this ends, both in advocating that the university do a full audit of their computer system and by updating our own name change forms.
If you would like to update your name and/or other contact information for use at CUASA, please use the name change form to update your information on our records. Note: the name you choose does not have to be your legal name or even necessarily the name you have on file with Carleton University. Please use whatever name you feel is most comfortable. When filling out your name change form, we ask that you also provide your Banner ID number so that we can find you in the system and ensure the change is done promptly and efficiently.
CUASA Caucus Groups
CUASA is expanding our caucus model and we are looking for volunteers who are interested in the following groups:
Trans and Nonbinary Caucus: All trans, nonbinary, Two-Spirit (and/or Indigenous trans and nonbinary people), and other gender diverse CUASA members are welcome. The next meeting will be May 24th from 3:00pm – 4:30pm.
The Anti-Racism Working Group: Any CUASA member interested in addressing the issue of racism at Carleton is invited to join. We are planning on having the next meeting in late August unless anything urgent comes up over the summer which needs our attention.
CUASA is also interested in setting up a caucus for women and all people who have lived experiences of misogyny. The first meeting will be scheduled based on availability of those interested in participating.
If you’re interested in joining or would like more information, please contact Max López (Research Officer for Equity) at [email protected].
Academic Community Updates
Let’s keep the pressure on our local candidates
We still have time to shape party priorities in this election and influence the mandate of Ontario’s next government.
Send an email to your local candidates to tell them it’s time to prioritize public postsecondary education, invest in Ontario’s universities, support fairness for contract faculty, and increased student aid.
Provincial Parties respond to OCUFA’s party platform survey
In the lead-up to the Ontario election, OCUFA sent a survey to all major political parties in the province. The survey asked questions about party positions on OCUFA’s priority issues in this election.
You can read the Ontario NDP’s response to the survey questions here and the Ontario Liberal Party’s response here. OCUFA will publish responses from other parties when they are received.
Further analysis of the party platforms, including analyses of party responses to OCUFA’s survey, will be released in the coming weeks.
NewsWire: Highlights from CAUT’s 92nd Council meeting
On April 28 and 29, 2022, delegates to Council met in its first-ever hybrid meeting—about 100 delegates in person and 100 delegates online—to discuss priorities, elect new leadership and celebrate the collective achievements of members.