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Survey: Teaching Evaluations

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April 2015

Policy 81: Update

The UBC Faculty Association is committed to promoting the interests of UBC Faculty and UBC, addressing all levels of government on university affairs and upholding principles of academic freedom and freedom from discrimination and harassment.

The UBC Faculty Association is committed to promoting the interests of UBC Faculty and UBC, addressing all levels of government on university affairs and upholding principles of academic freedom and freedom from discrimination and harassment.

NEWS & EVENTS

Current:

  1. Survey on Student Evaluations of Teaching
  2. Bargaining Update
  3. Election Results
  4. Policy 81 - UBCFA Comments and Recommendations

Survey: Your Opinion on Student Evaluations of Teaching

April 2015

Faculty members may have received a request to participate in a survey on Student Evaluations of Teaching. The purpose of this survey is to gain some understanding of faculty perspectives on term teaching evaluations and the uses made of evaluation results within units/departments. This survey has been created by the Teaching Assessments Committee of the UBC Faculty Association and is hosted on a third-party website to ensure complete anonymity. The survey should take less than 10 minutes. We'd appreciate your participation.

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Bargaining Update

April 2015

Tuition Fee Waiver Proposals

We have two proposals for the tuition fee waiver benefit in Article 7.08 of Part 2 of the Collective Agreement: allowing spouses to qualify for the waiver and protecting the waiver for faculty member dependents enrolled at the University should the parent die during the student’s enrollment. Read more.

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Election Results: Executive Committee 2015 - 2016

April 2015

The results of the 2015 Election of UBCFA Executive Committee Members are in.

The following members have been acclaimed and will serve a 2-year term:

  • Margaret Wright (Social Work), Chair, Member Services & Grievance Committee
  • Margot Young (Law), Chair, Status of Women Committee
  • Jim Johnson (Economics), Chair, Okanagan Faculty Committee
  • Michael Pidwirny (Physical Geography), First Vice-Chair, Okanagan Faculty Committee
  • John Wagner (Community, Culture, and Global Studies), Second Vice-Chair, Okanagan Faculty Committee

The following members have been elected as Members-at-Large and will serve a 2-year term:

  • Nancy Langton (Sauder School of Business)
  • Karen Stewart (Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Daniel Vickers (History)

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Faculty Association comments and recommendations regarding Policy 81: Use of Teaching Materials in UBC Credit Courses

February 2015

Letter to Hubert Lai, University Counsel, from Mark Mac Lean, President

The Faculty Association recently provided feedback to the University Counsel sharing the concerns of the Faculty Association arising from our careful read and our consultations with members. While the amended Policy is a significant improvement over the original, we have a few recommendations that we believe will clarify the intentions of the University with respect to the sharing of teaching materials. We also have some questions. To view our letter, please follow this link.

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