The next Board elections will be for one director from each Faculty, in winter 2022.
The Board oversees all FAUW functions, including policy development, salary negotiations, the protection of member rights, and events and services for members.
Directors are expected to stay current on issues before the Board, and to participate in biweekly Board meetings. Typically, a Board member will also assume a leadership role on a particular matter within the Board mandate that is of personal interest. Four Board members, in addition to the president, serve on the Faculty Relations Committee and meet with university administrators every two weeks to negotiate faculty working conditions.
- See our "Being a Board Member" page for more about the responsibilities of directors.
- For official explanations of Board governance and responsibilities, please see the FAUW Constitution and our Memorandum of Agreement with the University.
- Read "The FAUW Board: A great way to get started in collegial governance" on our blog and our Faculty Guide page on collegial governance for an explanation of how governance works at Waterloo and FAUW's role in it.
What does the president do?
The president is a visible leader who represents the interests of faculty and works to improve their conditions of employment.
In addition to representing FAUW at the University and in the broader community, the president is charged with the general management and supervision of the association’s affairs and operations. This includes chairing the meetings of the Board of Directors, co-chairing the Faculty Relations Committee, supervising staff, and assigning work to board members and other FAUW volunteers.
The president is a champion for academic freedom, collegial governance, and equity, and works with the University administration to promote FAUW’s objectives. They also serve on the University Senate and Senate Executive and participate in advocacy at the provincial and national levels through the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) and the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT).
The president is supported by highly capable staff and board members who can facilitate effective leadership and advise on issues of University governance. The role is challenging, but also immensely personally rewarding.
Who can run, nominate, and vote?
Only faculty members and librarians at the University of Waterloo and its Affiliated and Federated Institutions who have opted in as voting members of the Faculty Association are eligible to run, nominate candidates, and vote in FAUW elections. Members who have voting membership in the Renison Association of Academic Staff are not eligible.
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Here's the easiest way to check if you have voting rights: Voting members' emails from FAUW have [FAUW Voters] in the subject line. Non-voters' emails start with just [FAUW].
Candidates and nominators: Please make sure you're a voting member before submitting the nomination form.
Voters: Due to the technical requirements of setting up the online polls, you'll need to join by May 31 to access the polls.