Tutor Representatives Needed

September 19, 2016

We are looking for representatives for two AU committees. Please see details below and consider supporting your union!


Join the FHSS Faculty Council - Nominations Due Sept. 23


FHSS has issued a call for nominations for FHSS Faculty Council members. CUPE is permitted up to six representatives on this committee and we are still looking for three members to volunteer.


Faculty Council meets periodically, usually every month of the academic year, and deals with issues of importance to FHSS (course name and content changes, cross-listing changes, program changes, etc.).  Many times these issues will be of peripheral importance to tutors who aren’t directly affected by the planned changes but there are often issues that are of major importance to CUPE3911 members, such as changes to the tutor model.


Why become a CUPE representative on the FHSS Faculty Council?

1.    This is the forum where issues that affect your work are presented for approval by the Faculty and where you can hear others and also be heard.


2.    More tutor representation will be interpreted as more interest by tutors and show that we care about more than just getting our cheques. This helps with our general credibility within and to the Faculty.


3.    Having more voices matters even if we all wind up saying the same thing because we have different styles and also have different relationships with different faculty members.

4.    We can’t ask for more representation on Faculty Council if we don’t even fill the six spots open to us.


5.    If we have at least four tutors this year on FC then we can start to be an effective block of influential votes. Also, a larger number of tutor representatives allows us to spell each other off if needed.


CUPE members are compensated at your hourly wage for attending these meetings (after filling out a time sheet). We would like to see some members who work in the Student Success Centre Model join this committee so that their voice is also represented.

If you are interested and would like more information from the CUPE Executive, please email cupe3911@gmail.com. Note that nominations must be received by Sandra Blaquiere at sandrabl@athabascau.ca by end of day Friday, September 23 and anyone interested can self-nominate.


Pedagogy and Research Program Service Advisory Group (SAG)


CUPE is entitled to have one voting member on the Pedagogy and Research SAG committee, which is a working group that evaluates and monitors requests for change involving enterprise systems such as Blue, Newton, Moodle, MuchLearning, and Lime Survey. It is important for CUPE to have a voice in how these systems affect our work and student learning experiences. If you are interested in learning more or putting your name forward, please email cupe3911@gmail.com.

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