The Lecturers Committee advises the FAUW Board on matters pertaining to the working conditions of lecturers.
Lecturers fill diverse roles within the University that are distinct from those of professorial-rank faculty and thus have distinct needs. The committee, which has representation from Lecturers of all faculties, is particularly concerned with the career paths of Lecturers, including terms and conditions of employment, teaching loads, and progression.
2020 Lecturers Town Hall Report
On February 25, 2020, the Faculty Association (FAUW) Lecturers Committee hosted a meeting open to all lecturers. The session was attended by 45 people plus the Lecturers Committee and other FAUW representatives.
Invited guests included David DeVidi (associate vice president, academic), David Rose (policy 76 drafting committee chair), Bryan Tolson (FAUW president), Dan Brown (incoming FAUW president, Benoit Charbonneau (FAUW chief negotiator), and Kate Lawson (OCUFA chair of the board).
This report is an integrated summary of the discussion at the Town Hall meeting.
The Lecturers Committee hosted town hall meetings in December 2016. The committee provided context on the relationship of the Lecturers Committee to the FAUW Board, the issues raised via a 2014 meeting of lecturers and 2015 Lecturers Survey, and the current activities of the committee. The floor was then opened for discussion.
The committee administered a survey in November 2015 to explore lecturers' experiences with regard to terms of appointment, teaching loads, non-teaching terms, service roles, and more.
|Su-Yin Tan (Chair)||Environment|
Join the committee
Serving on Lecturers Committee entails:
- Attending monthly meetings from September through June, normally on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
- Contributing to one or more committee projects.
- Providing feedback on issues and initiatives in meetings and via email as they arise.
Members typically join for a renewable 2-year term. Calls for new members are posted each spring. You must be a voting member of FAUW to join the committee.