General Assembly

Friday, February 23, 2018   Time: 2:00 p.m
Location: in Amphitheatre B223
Dinner will follow in boardroom F-216

AGENDA

  1.  Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes – December 13th 2017
  3. Business Arising
    1. Substitutions *
    2. Departmental Autonomy**
    3. Allocation Projet: Recommendations for 2018-19
  4. Reports & Announcements
    1. Memorials for Deceased Colleagues
  5. New Business
    1. Continuing Education Charges***
    2. CSN manifesto & Estates General of Higher Education –invited guests
  6. Varia
  7. Adjournment

 REMINDER:  PLEASE CALL 7053  TO RESERVE
as there will be food and drink after the GA.

*3.a) Substitutions: NOTICE of MOTION from Dec 13, 2017 GA:
Whereas the administration has proposed that the 1st substitution for a course not be paid;

That the first 3 class absences for a course section not be paid, in order to counter the deficit.

**3. b) Departmental Autonomy: Motion tabled at Dec 13, 2017 GA
Whereas the departmental use and distribution of allocation FTEs is always subject to the specificities of disciplinary and curricular needs and interests over which the departments themselves have primary purview and of which they are most cognizant;

Whereas it is in the best interests of students, teachers and the educational mission that measures for mitigating deficit in FTEs take account of the effects of such measures on curriculum, teaching and everyday practice in the classroom;

That the General Assembly recommends that departmental input and expertise be included formally in the form, among other things, of written proposals, in deliberations and negotiations at CRT over College administration proposals for addressing an actual or potential deficit in FTEs that entail changes to the departmental usage of course allocation FTEs.

***5.a) Continuing Education Charges
That Association Council recommend to the General Assembly that the principle that Cont Ed charges should be used exclusively for Type 1 teaching duties be followed by the administration.

  1. That Association Council recommend to the General Assembly that the Continuing Education charges be distributed according to seniority across disciplines and that CRT teacher members be mandated to advocate for this position.

 

ASSOCIATION COUNCIL AGENDA

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Room F-216 at 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes – November 30, 2017, January 18, 2018-meeting 1 & 2, February 1, 2018
  3. Business Arising
    1. Amendment to VCTA Bylaws
    2. Cont Ed charge
    3. Recommendation for 2018-2019 Allocation Project.
  4. Reports & Announcements
    1. Audit Committee
    2. Quality Assurance
    3. Cont Ed teachers meeting
    4. CSN congress
    5. Estates General on Education
    6. Junk Food in college
    7. Business Advertising in college
    8. CSN manifesto
  5. New Business:
    1. GA-February 23, 2018-Agenda
  6. Members’ Concerns
  7.  Varia
    1. Office expenses
  8. Adjournment

A REMINDER:  BRING YOUR OWN COFFEE CUP OR GLASS

PLEASE NOTE:  THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE VCTA MEMBERSHIP

ASSOCIATION COUNCIL AGENDA

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Room F-216 at 1:15 pm

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes – November 30, 2017 & January 18, 2018.
  3. Business Arising
    1. Cont Ed charge
    2. Recommendation for 2017-2018 Allocation Projet.
  4. Reports & Announcements
    1. Quality Assurance
    2. Cont Ed teachers meeting
    3. CSN congress
    4. Estates General on Education
    5. Junk Food in college
    6. Business Advertising in collegE
  5. New Business:
    1. Amendment to VCTA Bylaws
  6. Members’ Concerns
  7. Varia
  8. Adjournment

A REMINDER:  BRING YOUR OWN COFFEE CUP OR GLASS 

PLEASE NOTE:  THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE VCTA MEMBE

ACADEMIC COUNCIL AGENDA

Friday, January 26, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
Room F-216

  1.  Welcome and Introductions
  2. Approval of the Agenda
  3. Approval of the Minutes of December 1, 2017
  4. Business Arising from the Minutes
    1. Academic Council Committees (A-C. Banville)
    2. Standard Blurbs for Policies – Follow Up (J. Hudson)
    3. Devis pédagogique (A-C. Banville, S. Tardif)
  5. Main Business
    1. Items for Recommendation
      1. UQAM DEC-BAC Agreement –Business Management (Marketing- 410.D0) (A. Perout, A. Gates)
      2. Inclusion Policy for Students With Disabilities (M. E. Longpré; 2 pm)
      3. Accord-Cadre – École de Langues UQAM (P. Gagné)
      4. 2018-2019 Academic Calendar (S. Tardif)
      5. Request – Paralegal Technology (A-C. Banville)
      6. John Abbott College MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) – Auto-financed AEC’s (A-C. Banville)
    2. Items for Consultation
  6. Reports, Announcements and Correspondence
    1. Animal Health Technology and E Wing Renovations (M. Sendbuehler, L. Bégin; 3pm)
    2. Winter 2018 Enrollment (S. Tardif)
    3. CCTT (Centres Collégiaux de Transfert de Technologie) Proposal (A-C. Banville)
  7. Varia
  8.  Adjournment

 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY AGENDA

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Boardroom F-216, Time: 2:00 p.m.

  1.  Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes – November 28, 2017
  3. Business Arising
    1. VCTA Release Time
    2. Quality Assurance
  4. Reports & Announcements
  5. New Business
    1. Audit Committee Report -2016-17
    2. Memorials for Deceased Colleagues*
    3. Continuing Education “charges”
    4. Allocation 2018-19**
  6. Varia
  7. Adjournment

 REMINDER:  PLEASE CALL 7053  TO RESERVE
as there will be food and drink after the GA.

* Whereas it is conventionally considered appropriate and moral practice that institutions recognize the contribution of deceased current or former members of its community;

Whereas the VCTA values collegiality and community;

Whereas teachers want the opportunity to honor their colleagues at memorial services;

That Association Council recommend that the GA demand that the College re-establish their practice of informing members via email as promptly as possible about any deceased colleagues or retired colleagues.

** Whereas there has been an allocation deficit in Volet 2 (Article 8-4.01b)) of the allocation project for the last few years;

Whereas the VCTA has grieved these deficits;

Whereas the College has proposed possible measures to absorb the deficit, including cuts to departmental coordination;

Whereas Departmental Coordination is already under-allocated;

Whereas the College has over-allocated program coordination for at least the last six years;

That Association Council recommend that the General Assembly mandate faculty members of CRT to demand that departmental coordination not be cut and to propose that, if the College chooses to allocate more than 10% of coordination release time to programs, that the additional resources for program activities be allocated from other envelopes.

 

ASSOCIATION COUNCIL AGENDA

Thursday, November 30, 2017
ROOM F-216 at 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes – November 16, 2017
  3. Business Arising
    1. Quality Assurance
    2. Cont Ed Charge
    3. Recommendations for 2018-2019 Projet
    4. By Law 3
  4. Reports & Announcements
    1. Coordinators’ meeting
  5. New Business
    1. GA December 13, 2017
  6. Members’ Concerns
  7. Varia
  8. Adjournment

REMINDER: BRING YOUR OWN COFFEE CUP OR GLASS
PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE VCTA MEMBERSHIP

ACADEMIC COUNCIL AGENDA

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

  1.  Welcome and Introductions
  2. Approval of the Agenda
  3. Approval of the Minutes of September 15, 2017
  4. Business Arising from the Minutes
    1. Recommendations of Academic Space Committee (A-C. Banville)
    2. Academic Council Committees (A-C. Banville)
    3. Standard Blurbs for Policies (A-C. Banville)
  5. Main Business
    1. Items for Recommendation
      1. By-Law No. 3 (A-C. Banville)
      2. UQAM DEC-BAC Agreement –Business Management (Marketing- 410.D0) (A. Perout, A. Gates)
      3. Respiratory & Anaesthesia Technology Grid Change (M. Sendbuehler, P. McClurg)
    2.  Items for Consultation
      1. Complementary Course Committee Report Fall 2017 (I. Delisle)
  6. Reports, Announcements and Correspondence
    1. October & November 2017 Board of Directors Meetings (A-C. Banville)
    2. Fall 2017 Validated Enrollment (T. Ingerman)
    3. Winter 2018 Enrollment (T. Ingerman)
    4. Devis pédagogique (A-C. Banville, T. Ingerman)
    5. Network News (A-C. Banville)
    6. John Abbott College MOU – Auto-financed AEC’s (A-C. Banville, A-M. Lemay)
    7. LaunchBox (H. Kavallos)
  7. Varia
  8.  Adjournment

 *Light refreshments will be served at 12:45

ASSOCIATION COUNCIL AGENDA

Thursday, November 16, 2017
ROOM F-216 at 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes – November 2, 2017
  3. Business Arising
    1. Asbestos
    2. Cont Ed charges
    3. By Law 3
    4. SO24 update – resources for teachers with students with special needs
  4. Reports & Announcements
    1. Executive minutes
    2. Quality Assurance
    3. Partnerships
    4. Memorial gathering – November 24, 2017 for Cemal Yalinpala
    5. Coordinators’ meeting
  5. New Business
  6. Members’ Concerns
  7. Varia
  8. In camera
  9. Adjournment

 REMINDER: BRING YOUR OWN COFFEE CUP OR GLASS

PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE VCTA MEMBERSHIP

ASSOCIATION COUNCIL AGENDA

Thursday, November 2, 2017
ROOM F-216 at 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes – October 12, 2017
  3. Business Arising
    1. Asbestos
    2. Budget Committee
    3. Support staff at CRT
    4. SO24 update
  4. Reports & Announcements
    1. Estates General of Higher Education
  5. New Business
    1. Memorials for deceased colleagues
      1. Messages from the College
      2. Upcoming commemoration
    2. Partnerships with other colleges
    3. Cont Ed charge
  6. Members’ Concerns
  7. Varia
  8. In camera
  9. Adjournment

REMINDER: BRING YOUR OWN COFFEE CUP OR GLASS

 PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE VCTA MEMBERSHIP