The FAUW Equity Committee is seeking nominations for its annual Equity and Inclusivity Award. The award celebrates members and/or affiliates of the University of Waterloo community whose actions have made a demonstrable impact on equity, inclusivity, and/or diversity at the University.
The University of Waterloo dental plan currently reimburses 80% of the cost of basic expenses as set out in the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) fee guide from two years ago (up to an annual maximum). Effective for treatments starting January 1, 2019, this reimbursement is increasing to 95% of the ODA’s current fee guide.
The move from the two-years-old fee guide to the current fee guide also affects major dental work and orthodontic work. Reimbursement for these costs should increase by 4-8%.
The FAUW elections committee solicited nominations for FAUW president from October 11 to November 9. The committee received only one nomination during this period, so FAUW is pleased to announce that Bryan Tolson is acclaimed for a second two-year term as FAUW president starting July 1, 2019. Congratulations Bryan!
Last week, Faculty Association members voted to change how we calculate dues. Currently, each faculty member represented by FAUW pays 0.525% of the average base salary for faculty members at their rank. Starting in the new year, each faculty member will pay 0.525% of their own base salary, which makes for a more equitable distribution of dues and brings FAUW in line with other faculty associations. We expect Human Resources to implement this change in January 2019.
The Faculty Association invites nominations for president for the term July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021.
About the Faculty Association
FAUW is the official representative of faculty members at the University of Waterloo. We negotiate compensation, terms of employment, and University policies. We advocate for collective rights and provide support to individual members. The principles of academic freedom, collegial governance and equity are at the core of the Faculty Association's operations.
In 2016, the merit process in the Memorandum of Agreement was amended. In addition to making performance evaluations for tenured and continuing faculty biennial, the amendment included enhancements to merit histograms (section 13.5.11) to make them easier to access and include more fine-grained information.
FAUW is proposing to change the way we calculate dues. Currently, each faculty member represented by FAUW pays 0.525% of the average base salary for faculty members at their rank. Under the proposed flat percentage system, each faculty member would pay 0.525% of their own base salary. This proposal was passed unanimously by the Board of Directors in June 2018 and will be voted on by FAUW members in October 2018.
We are looking for new members for our Lecturers Committee and Equity Committee (formerly the Status of Women & Equity Committee).
We know that the continuing vitality of these groups depends on the fresh contributions and enthusiasm that come with new members. Note that service to FAUW counts as service to the University for your annual performance review.