News archive - October 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

Proposal to change FAUW dues structure passes

fair dues are coming. thank you for voting.

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.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Call for nominations for FAUW president

Call for nominations: FAUW president. Due November 9.

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.

The role of the president

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Memorandum of Agreement ratification vote: Merit histograms

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.

Why we're changing it again

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

A proposal to change FAUW’s dues structure

Vote for fairer dues. Vote online October 15–19

—A message from Dan Brown, FAUW Treasurer

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.

Why we want to change things