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
REMINDER: PLEASE CALL 7053 TO RESERVE A MEAL

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

CRT Agenda

FACULTY LABOUR RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Meeting to be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017
at 2:00 p.m. in Room F-216

1. Adoption of Agenda

2. Approval of Minutes

3. Business Arising
a) VCTA Release time charge back
b) Memo about 2015-16 Bonuses to ex-teachers
c) Faculty allocations 2017-18 “projet”

4. New Business
a) VCTA letter about Physical Education
b) Grades Review Committee grievance

5. Adjournment

General Assembly Agenda

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
F216 Supper 5:30
GA 6:30

1.Approval of Agenda

2.Approval of Minutes March 27, 2017

3.Business Arising:

a) VCTA Release Time
b) Program Management Policy *
c) Teacher Resources for Students with Special Needs**
d) Academic Council Committees
e) Academic Council: Bylaw 3

4.Reports & Announcements

5.New Business

6.Varia

  1. Adjournment

  A REMINDER: PLEASE CALL 7053  TO RESERVE A MEAL

 *3. b)That Association Council recommend that the General Assembly ask departments to include the following points in the feedback that they send to the College regarding the proposed Program Management Policy and Procedures:

  • Program committees are made up of teachers in the disciplines. Others may be invited when the program committee deems it necessary (article 4-1.02 a) of the Collective Agreement).
  • It is up to program committees and the General Education Committee, in collaboration with the departments that they represent, to make any recommendations that they deem necessary (article 4-1.02 b) of the Collective Agreement).
  • The word “leads” in the proposed policy should be replaced with “coordinates” to better reflect the Collective Agreement’s description of a coordinator as a peer and not a boss (article 4-1.02 d) of Collective Agreement).
  • The approval of program-wide changes to pedagogical approaches should be removed from the roles and responsibilities of program committees since this is a departmental function (article 4-1.05, 2.13 of the Collective Agreement).
  • It should be left up to program committees, in collaboration with their departments or disciplines, to decide when to meet so as to allow for timely consultation with departments (article 4-1.02 b) of the Collective Agreement).
  • As the proposed annual revision cycle seems unrealistic, it should be left to program committees, in collaboration with their departments or disciplines, to determine the length of the revision cycle (article 4-1.02 b) of the Collective Agreement).
  • Program committees should be able to decide upon their own criteria for evaluation rather than the proposed CEEC criteria (article 4-1.02 b) of the Collective Agreement).
  • Departmental resources should not be cut if extra resources are needed for programs.

 

 

**3. c)

Whereas every department should have some resources to help students with special needs;

 

That Association Council recommends to the General Assembly that the General Assembly demand that the College set aside S024 resources so that no department is left without resources for teachers to help students with special needs.

CRT Agenda

FACULTY LABOUR RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Meeting to be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017
at 2:00 p.m. in Room F-216

1. Adoption of Agenda

2. Approval of Minutes

3. Business Arising
a) VCTA Release Time
b) Executive Release charge back
c) Continuing Education Charges
d) Faculty allocations 2017-2018 (projet)
e) Building Systems Engineering Technology

4. New Business
a) Meds 2017-2018
b) Transfers of Availability

5. Adjournment

Association Council Agenda

Thursday, April 13, 2017
ROOM F-216 at 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

AGENDA

  1.  Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes: March 2, 2017 & March 30, 2017
  3.  Business Arising
    1. By-law 3
    2. Program Management Policy (PMP)
    3. VCTA Release Time
    4. Writing Center Pilot Project (with three (3) Gen Ed teachers)
    5. Library Renovation
  4. Reports & Announcements
    1. Sexual Violence Policy
    2. Academic Dean
  5. New Business
    1. General Assemblies
    2. Union Practices Meeting
    3. Audit Committee Report
  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

CRT

FACULTY LABOUR RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Meeting to be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017
at 2:00 p.m. in Room F-216

A G E N D A

  1.  Adoption of Agenda
  2.  Approval of Minutes
  3. Business Arising
    a) Allocation 2015-16 final RFA and allocation tables
    b) Updated faculty allocation 2016-17
    c) Faculty allocation 2017-2018
    d) VCTA Release Time
    e) Continuing Education Charges
  4. New Business
    a) Conditional leaves
    b) Schooling grievances VAN 2015-02-03, VAN 2016-12-09,VAN 2017-03-05
    c) Special contracts with conditions
    d) Executive release buy back
  5. Varia
  6. Adjournment

Academic Council Agenda

AGENDA
Friday, April 7, 2017, 1:00 p.m.
Room F-216

1. Welcome

2. Approval of the Agenda

3. Approval of the Minutes of March 3, 2017

4. Business Arising from the Minutes
a) Space Update (J. Robert)

5. Main Business
a) Items for Recommendation
i) Animal Health Grid (E. Lozowy)
b) Items for Consultation

6. Reports, Announcements and Correspondence
a) CAP (Commission des affaires pédagogiques) Update (E. Lozowy)
b) Cheating and Plagiarism Report (T. Ingerman)
c) Learning Commons Update (E. Lozowy)

7. Varia

8.  Adjournment

General Assembly Agenda

March 27, 2017
F216 Supper 5:30
GA 6:30

REVISED AGENDA

1.Approval of Agenda

2.Approval of Minutes Jan. 31, 2017

3.Business Arising
a)Cont Ed Resources for Full-Time Contracts
b)Teacher Resources for Students with Special Needs
c)VCTA Release Time
d)Colour Consultation

4.Reports & Announcements:
a)Program Management Policy
b)VCTA Elections

5.New Business
a)Academic Council: Bylaw 3
b)Academic Council Committees

6.Varia

7.Adjournment

      A REMINDER: PLEASE CALL 7053  TO RESERVE A MEAL