The VCTA Executive would like to welcome teachers back to Vanier for the 2017-18 academic year. We hope that you all had a pleasant and relaxing summer.
Welcome Back BBQ
Unfortunately, this fall, we will not be having our Welcome-Back BBQ. Since the Vanier administration reduced VCTA union release time for the Executive, the resulting VCTA budget shortfall led the VCTA General Assembly to cut VCTA expenses, including the BBQ. We will, however, be able to organize a couple of Happy Hours and social events for teachers this year.
The VCTA membership has asked that General Assemblies not always be scheduled during the evening, that some be scheduled for Universal Break, and that the dates of General Assemblies be announced well in advance. The dates of this semester’s General Assemblies were sent to you near the end of last semester and again last week. We hope to see you at our first G.A. on September 13th. Be sure to add to your calendar: UB Oct 4th & Nov 1st .
Teachers continue to experience problems with Human Resources Services, so do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns with responses they may give you. They have gotten better at issuing full-time contracts to non-tenured teachers, but for non-tenured teachers near the bottom of the seniority list, you may sign a full-time contract only after your workload for the winter semester has been validated.
Welcome to the new administrators
The VCTA Executive hopes that the progress that was made last year, in relation to the consultation of teachers, will continue. With this in mind, we would like to wish Annie-Claude Banville, our new Academic Dean, and Isabelle Delisle, interim dean of the Faculty of General Studies, well as they assume their new functions.
And we wish all teachers an enjoyable and rewarding semester.