ASSOCIATION COUNCIL AGENDA

Thursday, October 12, 2017
ROOM F-216 at 1:15 pm – 3:45 pm

AGENDA

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes – September 28, 2017
  3. Business Arising
    1. Asbestos
  4. Reports & Announcements
  5. New Business
    1. Quality Assurance
    2. 2017-2018 FNEEQ/CSN
  6. Members’ Concerns
  7. Varia
  8. In camera
  9. Adjournment

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY AGENDA

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
F216 during UB – 12:30 pm

AGENDA

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes – September 13, 2017
  3. Business Arising
  4. Reports & Announcements
    1. Asbestos concerns A500
  5. New Business
    1.  Insurance
  6. Varia
  7. Adjournment

  MOTIONS:

  1. The VCTA General Assembly moves that there be a freeze in premiums (0 %) for all coverages for the 2018 renewal, subject to any amendments in the contract ①.
  2. The VCTA General Assembly moves that the insurance contract be amended so that it covers the elected officials of the FNEEQ who used to be covered by a group insurance policy that was terminated because of their union activities.
  3. The VCTA General Assembly moves that the following additions be made to the contract:
    1. Reimbursement of $1000 for each hearing aid or reimbursement up to a maximum of $2000 per 36-month period (with no increase in premiums);
    2. Reimbursement of medical certificates at the percentage for the module for a reimbursement of $40 per certificate up to a maximum of $500 per year (involving an increase of 0.1% for each module) ①;
    3. Reimbursement of up to 1000$ for each auditory prosthetic or reimbursements up to 2000$ per 36 month period (no increase to premiums).
  4. The VCTA General Assembly moves that the following additions be made to the contract:
    1. Delete coverage for homeopathy: reimbursement for appointments with homeopaths and for homeopathic medications (no reduction in premiums).

ASSOCIATION COUNCIL AGENDA

Thursday, September 28, 2017
ROOM F-216 at 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

AGENDA

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes – August 31, 2017
  3. Business Arising
    1. Committee Selection Criteria
  4. Reports & Announcements
  5. New Business
    1. Insurance
  6. Members’ Concerns
    1. Asbestos concerns A500
  7. Varia
  8.  Adjournment

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE VCTA MEMBERSHIP

ACADEMIC COUNCIL AGENDA

Friday, September 15, 2017, 1:00 p.m.
Room F-216

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Approval of the Agenda
  3. Approval of the Minutes of May 26, 2017
  4. Business Arising from the Minutes
    1. Recommendations of Academic Space Committee (A-C. Banville
    2. Indigenous Protocol (A-C. Banville)
    3. Program Management Policy Implementation (A-C. Banville, I.Delisle)
    4. By-Law No. 3 (A-C. Banville)
  5. Main Business
    1. Items for Recommendation
    2. Election of 2017-2018 Alternate Vice-Chair (M. DeNora)
    3. Agreements of Understanding
      1. Jinzhong Vocational and Technical College (A. Perout)
      2. Shandong Foreign Trade Vocational College (A. Perout)
      3. Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (A. Perout)
    4. St.Petersburg Agreement – Cancellation (A. Perout)
    5. Code of Conduct (M. Magnan, G. Iaboni)
    1. Items for Consultation
      1. 2017-2018 Academic Council Committees (A-C. Banville)
      2. 2017-2018 Academic Council Items (A-C. Banville)
  6. Reports, Announcements and Correspondence
    1. 2017-2018 Academic Dean’s Items (A-C. Banville)
    2. June 2017 Board of Directors Meeting (A-C. Banville)
    3. Fall 2017 Enrollment Update (T. Ingerman)
    4. AQPC Conference (I. Delisle)
    5. Learning Commons Update (H. Kavallos)
    6. International Students (A. Perout)
    7.  2016-2017 Teaching Excellence (A-C. Banville)
  7. Adjournment

GENERAL ASSEMBLY AGENDA

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
F216 Supper at 5:30
GA 6:00

AGENDA

  1.  Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes – May 16, 2017
  3. Business Arising:
    1. Academic Council: Bylaw 3*
    2. Reports & Announcements:
  4. New Business:
  5. Varia
  6. Adjournment

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*Motion with regard to Bylaw 3.

Whereas the VCTA General Assembly asked Academic Council teacher members to move to table any proposed changes to By-law 3 until the VCTA has obtained legal advice from FNEEQ and until the General Assembly has given a clear mandate;

Whereas Academic Council has voted to postpone voting on proposed changes to By-law 3 until the second meeting of the Autumn, 2017 semester;

That Association Council recommend that the General Assembly mandate teacher members of Academic Council and CRT to approve the proposed changes to By-law 3 that were presented to Academic Council on May 26th, 2017, with the following exceptions:

That 1.01 remain from the current version with the omission of “CAD/CAM and the Seminar Centre”.

The preamble to the proposed revisions of Article 1.02 should remain as in the current version as follows: “The Academic Council shall be consulted on the following specific items, among others, prior to any decision by the College:”

All of the items under the proposed article 1.03 should fall under the proposed article 1.02 and the word “significant” be removed from the last bullet, and the point should simply read: “any decision that might have an impact on teaching and learning”.

In the proposed article 1.03, the phrase “which are under the Academic Dean’s purview” should be removed, and the point should simply read “all academic policies and procedures.”

The proposed article 6.05 should contain the following phrase: “A draft copy of the minutes of each meeting of Academic Council is transmitted to each of the members of the Council, each department and program coordinator, all Cadres, and the president of each Union within ten working days of the meeting” (previously 3.12).

ASSOCIATION COUNCIL AGENDA

Thursday, August 31, 2017
ROOM F-216 at 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm

AGENDA

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes – April 13, 2017, May 4, 2017 and Special Meeting May 24, 2017
  3. Business Arising
    1. Bylaw 3
    2. Members appointed
      1. Academic Council
      2. Association Council
  4. Reports & Announcements
  5. New Business
    1. Speaker for Social Science Festival
    2. Upcoming business 2017-2018
  6. Members` Concerns
  7. Varia
    1. Executive Minutes
  8. Adjournment

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CRT AGENDA

FACULTY LABOUR RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Meeting to be held on Monday, June 5, 2017
at 2:00 p.m. in Room F-216

  1. Adoption of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Business Arising
    1. Faculty Allocation 2016-17
    2. Music Instrument CI
    3. Faculty Allocation 2017-18
    4. Deficit in Volet 2
    5. Continuing Education Charges
    6. Hiring Priority Cases
    7. Grades Review
    8. Writing Centre
    9. Leaves of absences 2017-18
    10. Transfers of Availability
    11. Adjustment of Strike days deduction
  4. New Business
    1. Postes and Charges (update)
    2. Discipline 412 – Discussion re: Splitting DEC vs AEC
    3. Intent to proceed with disciplinary action, 5-18.02 (In camera)
    4. Leave of absence request, 5-15.04
    5. Accounting for postes by discipline on Schedule 2
    6. Return from sick leave (In camera)
    7. Tenured teacher’s contracts and Summer contracts
  5. Adjournment

 

CRT Agenda

FACULTY LABOUR RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Meeting to be held on Friday, May 26, 2017
at 1:00 p.m. in  Room F-216

  1. Welcome
  2. Approval of the Agenda
  3. Approval of the Minutes of April 7, 2017
  4. Business Arising from the Minutes
    1. Academic Space Committee
  5. Main Business
    1. Items for Recommendation
      1. Election of 2017-2018 Vice Chair (D. Nyisztor)
      2. Teaching Excellence Award Recommendation (In-Camera)
      3. Program Management policy (E. Lozowy)
      4. By-Law No. 3 (E. Lozowy)
      5. Articulation Agreement: Vanier College and Cape Breton University (Q. Van Ginhoven)
      6. Agreements of Understanding with Chinese Institutions (A. Perout)
      7. Indigenous Education Protocol for Colleges and Institutes (D. Lafaille)
    2.  Items for Consultation
  6. Reports, Announcements and Correspondence
    1. Board of Directors (D. Lafaille)
    2. Vice Chair Annual Report (D. Nyisztor)
    3. SALTISE Best Practices & Pedagogical Innovators Award (D. Lafaille)
  7. Varia
    1. Tentative Academic Council Meeting – June 13, 2017, 5 pm (D. Nyisztor)
  8. Adjournment

 

General Assembly Agenda

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
F216-3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Food & drinks at 5:00 pm

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes March 27, 2017 & April 25, 2017
  3. Business Arising:
    1. GA scheduling for 2017-2018
    2. Teacher representatives on committees for 2017-2018
  4. Reports & Announcements
  5. New Business
    1. Audit Committee Report
    2. Financials
      1. Strike Fund
      2. Executive Release Time
      3. VCTA Budget 2017-2018
    3. Post-Mortem of Negotiations
  6. Varia

Adjournment
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Association Council Recommendations:

5) a) Audit Committee Report
That Association Council recommend that the VCTA General Assembly accept the Audit Report for 2015-2016 with minor spelling and name change.

5) b) i Strike Fund
That Association Council recommend to the GA that a portion of the accumulated surplus be used to pay the projected deficit from the 2016-17 budget and that the rest be kept in reserve until we have the Audit Committee report from 2016-17.

 5) b) ii Executive Release 17-18
-Whereas the VCTA General Assembly mandated, on March 27, 2017, its faculty representatives at CRT to request that the College give the VCTA Executive a total of 3 FTEs for union release;
-Whereas the College has declared its intention to maintain the VCTA Executive’s union release for the 2017-2018 academic year at 2 FTE
-Whereas Association Council recommends that Executive members should teach only one section per semester
-Whereas Executive release needed for 2017-2018  is approximately 2.92 FTE if each Executive member teachers one section per semester
That Association Council recommend to the VCTA General Assembly that the VCTA pay up to 0.95 FTE for Executive release for 2017-2018.

5) b) iii Budget 2017-2018
That Association Council recommend that the VCTA General Assembly adopt the budget projections for 2017-2018.

5) c) FNEEQ Nego Post-Mortem
That Association Council recommend to the VCTA General Assembly that the mandate for VCTA delegates to vote on the adoption of the Bilan de la négociation 2015-2020 at the June 1 & 2, 2017 Regroupement be given at a special meeting of Association Council on May 24th, 2017.

 

Association Council Agenda

Thursday, May 4, 2017
ROOM F-216 at 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes – April 13, 2017
  3. Business Arising
    1. Joint Meeting of VCTA Committees
    2. GA May 16, 2017
  4. Reports & Announcements
  5. New Business
    1. Executive Release 17-18
    2. Members appointed
      1. Academic Council
      2. Association Council
    3. Audit Committee Report
    4. Strike Fund
    5. Budget 2017-2018
    6. FNEEQ Nego Post-Mortem
  6. Members` Concerns
    1. GA schedules
  7. Varia
  8. Adjournment

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE VCTA MEMBERSHIP