In addition to our formal policy development and compensation negotiations, FAUW advocates for faculty interests across the University, whether through Senate, consultation by staff or working groups, or by mobilizing members.
Issues we're working on
FAUW is monitoring the University's work on developing more avenues for assessing teaching, including Student Course Perception Surveys, peer evaluation, the Taskforce on Graduate Supervision, and more.
Our Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee often receives questions from current and prospective faculty wondering if the course load they are teaching or being offered is fair compared to other members of their department. Unfortunately, standard course loads are not universally published by departments at Waterloo.
It's also becoming increasingly clear that workload is an obstacle to addressing inequities on campus, including but not only for teaching-intensive faculty.