Tuesday, December 8, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST
2020 Fall General Meeting

Our 2020 Fall General Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 8 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Microsoft Teams. General meetings are open to all voting members of FAUW.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Making the most of your mid-career years

This workshop will explore the unique opportunities and challenges of being an associate professor or continuing lecturer—and help you plan for the next steps in your career.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Navigating your first probationary term

Microsoft Teams Meeting Link: http://bit.ly/fauw-probationary-term

FAUW's Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee runs a series of information sessions to help faculty through key transitions in their academic career, including probationary renewal and applying for tenure.  

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Faculty town hall September 22

We're holding a Town Hall Meeting (on Microsoft Teams) to hear what challenges our members are facing as fall term gets underway, and to gather suggestions for our upcoming round of salary negotiations.

You do not have to be a voting member to attend. All faculty represented by FAUW are welcome.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 (all day) to Friday, September 4, 2020 (all day)
New Faculty Orientation

This year's new faculty orientation is a series of online synchronous panel sessions, along with a virtual resource fair and a break-out session for lecturers. The virtual resource fair will give you the opportunity to visit any one or all of five virtual “rooms” to chat with representatives from a wide range of campus resources.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Indigenizing performance reviews

Join the FAUW Indigenization Working Group for an informal discussion about Indigenizing performance reviews. The Indigenization Working Group aims to help faculty members better understand and take action on Indigenization and reconciliation efforts. As departments revise Annual Performance Review (APR) guidelines this fall, the Working Group has been surveying how other universities address the uniqueness of Indigenous scholarship and research in performance evaluations.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
 drop-in problem solving and more

FAUW President Bryan Tolson will be available for online office hours Wednesdays 1:00–2:00 p.m. via Microsoft Teams (except July 22).

How to connect with Bryan on Teams:

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
 drop-in problem solving and more

FAUW President Bryan Tolson will be available for online office hours Wednesdays 1:00–2:00 p.m. via Microsoft Teams (except July 22).

How to connect with Bryan on Teams:

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
New around here?

This is a really strange time to be starting a new job. It's hard to meet fellow new faculty in other parts of Waterloo at any time, but this year is even harder. To help combat the isolation, the Faculty Association invites new faculty members to gather on Zoom this summer to meet colleagues from across campus who are also going through this experience. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
 drop-in problem solving and more

FAUW President Bryan Tolson will be available for online office hours Wednesdays 1:00–2:00 p.m. via Microsoft Teams (except July 22).

How to connect with Bryan on Teams:

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
 drop-in problem solving and more

FAUW President Bryan Tolson will be available for online office hours Wednesdays 1:00–2:00 p.m. via Microsoft Teams (except July 22).

How to connect with Bryan on Teams:

Thursday, July 23, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
New around here?

This is a really strange time to be starting a new job. It's hard to meet fellow new faculty in other parts of Waterloo at any time, but this year is even harder. To help combat the isolation, the Faculty Association invites new faculty members to gather on Zoom this summer to meet colleagues from across campus who are also going through this experience. 

Thursday, July 16, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Dr. Veselin Jungic

Are you interested in learning more about Indigenization but not sure where to start? Do you have ideas to share and are looking for a like-minded community to share them with? Faculty members who work or teach in STEM are invited to the first event of the newly formed Indigenization in STEM Community of Practice. Folks of all backgrounds and levels of familiarity with the topic are welcome.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
 drop-in problem solving and more

FAUW President Bryan Tolson will be available for online office hours Wednesdays 1:00–2:00 p.m. via Microsoft Teams (except July 22).

How to connect with Bryan on Teams:

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
 drop-in problem solving and more

FAUW President Bryan Tolson will be available for online office hours Wednesdays 1:00–2:00 p.m. via Microsoft Teams (except July 22).

How to connect with Bryan on Teams:

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

The FAUW Spring General Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. It will be a Microsoft Teams live event. The link to join the meeting has been emailed to voting members.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
A retiree panel on what you actually need to know.

A panel of retirees (Nancy Theberge, Kinesiology, retired 2014; Mary Thompson, Statistics and Actuarial Science, 2009; Rohan Jayasundera, Physics & Astronomy, 2019; and Alan Macnaughton, Accounting & Finance, 2019) will share their experiences and advice on preparing for and making the most of retirement. Beth Jewkes will moderate the panel.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST
board and committee roles at FAUW: what's involved and how to get them

We have a growing range of opportunities to get involved with FAUW, including our Board of Directors and a number of committees and working groups. This session will give you a sense of what's involved, what we’re looking for, and how to join.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

This workshop will help female-identified faculty navigate the process of applying for promotion to full professor. 

At Waterloo, the proportion of female faculty declines as we move up rank. We have too few female full professors, for a variety of reasons. This workshop will seek to demystify the process and offer support. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Join the Lecturers Committee for an update on key issues affecting lecturers and a chance to voice your concerns.

Monday, February 24, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

The Faculty Association of University of Waterloo (FAUW), the University of Waterloo Staff Association (UWSA), the Renison Association of Academic Staff (RAAS), and the St. Jerome's University Academic Staff Association (SJU-ASA) invite Indigenous employees of University of Waterloo and the Affiliated and Federated Institutions of Waterloo to lunch on us Monday, February 24, at noon in Hagey Hall 373. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Scheduling: how it actually works

dan brown, FAUW’s rep on the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Timetabling (also the FAUW treasurer and president-elect) will explain what currently happens in the class scheduling process, where and why things get tricky, and what you need to know to help things go smoothly for you and everyone else.

Registration for lunch has closed, but you can still attend!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

The Council of Representatives provides two-way communication between the FAUW Board of Directors and each academic unit at Waterloo.

Friday, January 31, 2020 (all day)

On January 31, the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is hosting its winter term New Faculty Teaching Day on Friday, January 31. This day is intended for those new faculty members who arrived after (or missed) the August Teaching Orientation Days and features three of the four core CTE workshops for new faculty.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

This session for faculty members currently on a definite-term contract is presented by the Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee, which helps members navigate all kinds of workplace issues. It will help you to:

  • interpret your current contract and what you're entitled to as a definite term faculty member,
  • prepare to negotiate your next contract, and
  • understand the pathway to continuing status.

There is still space in this workshop, but we cannot order additional lunches.

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