|HANDBOOKS COMMITTEE (formerly Academic Welfare)|
Terms of Reference
1. To seek advice from all University constituencies and appropriate sources regarding changes to the Faculty Handbook, except economic benefits.
2. To advise the Executive regarding the members of the Handbook Negotiating Team.
3. To advise the Handbook Negotiating Team before, during and after negotiations regarding (a) the initial ULFA proposal, (b) a general response to the Board proposal including both substance and strategy, (c) the final package of changes and (d) to prepare a written report to assist negotiations in the following year.
4. To advise the Executive before, during and after negotiations; and to recommend acceptance or rejection of the final package.
5. To explain the final package to the Membership and to recommend acceptance or rejection.
6. To ensure equitable treatment (fair, just and reasonable) for all Members. There shall be no discrimination practiced with respect to any Member on the basis of age, race, colour, ethnicity, national origin, philosophical, political, or religious affiliation or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical disability.
NOTE: The schedule of stages of the negotiating process are outlined in the Handbook.
Members should be knowledgeable (or interested in becoming knowledgeable) about the Handbook and related matters, i.e. other collective agreements, labour law, rights and interest arbitration, the requirements of procedural fairness.
Elected members shall serve two-year terms.
Ex officio: ULFA President, past Chair where applicable
Elected: Chair and six (6) Members; Past Chair is ex officio and should be a past member. The committee shall comprise the following representation, unless sufficient nominees cannot be found from a constituency or constituencies: Arts & Science (3); Professional Faculty (3); Academic Assistants (1); Librarians (1). The Past Chair will fill a position and hence there will be no election for that standing committee/constituency. One representative from each of the Librarian and Academic Assistant units will be invited to sit as observer on the Handbook Negotiating Team should issues relevant to those constituencies be on the negotiating table.
CURRENT MEMBERSHIP (2012 - 2013):
Arts & Science:
Arts & Science:
Leona Jacobs, Library
Phone (403) 329-2008
term 2011 - 2013
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