Table of Contents
• Recent Newletters
• UPEI Faculty Association Scholarships and the
• Call for Volunteers
• Your turn!
June 10, 2004
Newletter # 7 (PDF file, 5 pages,
• a message from the FA President
• new Association dues structure
education and the federal election
• tenure and promotion processes clarified
Delegates Report for 56th
Annual CAUT Meeting (PDF, 3
pages, 120 K)
• CAUT Council meeting
• Provencial Associations Meeting
• Some issues of concern for the UPEIFA
newsletters and bulletins are archived on the Archives
UPEI Faculty Association Scholarships
and the Legacy Campaign
Although the official faculty and staff campaign is over,
you can still make a contribution to the UPEI Faculty Association
Scholarship program through the Building a Legacy campaign
of UPEI. Simply designate your pledge to the Legacy campaign
to the UPEI-FA Scholarship Fund on your pledge form. It's
a great way to support your Faculty Association, the university,
and island students!
Call for Volunteers
The UPEI-FA is your official agent in determining your
working conditions at UPEI. A participatory association
is a strong one; a strong association has greater clout
during and between periods and negotiation. We encourage
all members of the UPEI-FA to participate in the governance
and work of the association. Some of the immediate jobs
needing volunteers are:
Newsletter committee: The UPEI-FA has not published
a regular newsletter for quite some time. With a union
contract will come a need for greater dissemination
of news and information. A newsletter is a useful complement
to a web-site, as it reaches individuals who aren't
quite as "wired", and contains different types of content.
In addition, now that our contract is ratified and signed,
we will require the participation of some members in important
boards and committees that oversee the proper execution
of the collective agreement. Some of these are:
Board of Governors/UPEI-FA joint committee: This committee
will consist of members of the UPEI-FA and the BoG to
work out differences of opinion in the interpretation
of clauses in the collective agreement when they arise.
Health Benefits Committee: The UPEI-FA will require
strong representation on a committee to oversee the
provision of health benefits to our members.
Grievance officer and committee: This is an extremely
important body, as these will be the people who members
will go to when they are not being treated by the administration
in accordance with the collective agreement. The establishment
of a proper grievance procedure is one of the most important
benefits of unionizing! Grievance officers receive training
Anyone interested in participating in any of these capacities
is encouraged to contact the FA office.
Your executive is most effective when we know what your
feelings are. While we have plans for future development
of this web-site (proposed contract language, employers
proposals, economic benefits data, etc.), you may have some
suggestions as well. Tell us! Our contact information is
near the top of this page.
In addition, are there other, non-contractual activities
that you'd like to see the UPEI-FA undertaking or sponsoring?
Social events? Workshops? Awards? Is there anything that
the association is currently doing that you think could
be improved upon? Tell us!