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

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CRT Agenda

Meeting to be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in Room F-216

  1. Adoption of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Business Arising
    1. RFA and final allocations 2015-16
    2. Faculty allocations 2016-17
    3. Strike pay cut sent back to Québec
    4. Local agreement on withdrawing leave requests
    5. Program Management and Continuing Education
    6. Standing committees of Academic Council and IPESA
    7. Local Agreement on VCTA Release
    8. Grievance VAN-2016-12-10
    9. Minutes
  4. New Business
    1. Selection Committees
    2. S048
    3. Statutory holidays 2017-2018
    4. Vacation period and Transfer of Availability
  5. Adjournment

Association Council Agenda

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

AGENDA

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes: February 2, 2017 & March 2, 2017
  3. Business Arising
    1. By-law 3
    2. Program Management Policy (PMP)
    3. Teacher Resources for Student with Special Needs
    4. CRT report
      1. Selection Committee for grievance
      2. Cont Ed charges and AEC
      3. Separate Program Management Policy for Cont Ed
      4. IPESA
    5. VCTA release campaign
  4. Reports & Announcements
    1. Sexual Violence Policy
    2. Academic Dean
  5. New business
    1. VCTA Elections: naming of Elections Officer and scrutineers
    2. Writing Center Pilot Project (with three (3) Gen Ed teachers)
  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

Academic Council Agenda

Friday, March 3, 2017, 1:00 p.m.

Room F-216

      1. Welcome and Introductions
      2. Approval of the Agenda
      3. Approval of the Minutes of December 2, 2016
      4. Business Arising from the Minutes
        1. Standing Committees and Working Groups of Academic Council – Report (D. Nyisztor)
      5. Main Business
        1. Items for Recommendation
          1. By-Law No. 3 (E. Lozowy)
        2. Items for Consultation
          1. Complementary Courses Procedure & Course Recommendation (E. Lozowy)
          2. Teaching Excellence Guidelines (D. Lafaille)
      6. Reports, Announcements and Correspondence
        1. February 2017 Board of Directors Meeting (D. Lafaille)
        2. CEEC Update (D. Lafaille)
        3. Winter 2017 Enrolment Update (T. Ingerman)
        4. Cheating and Plagiarism Report (T. Ingerman)
        5. Joint Coordinators’ Report to Academic Council (D. Nyisztor)
        6. Learning Commons Update (H. Kavallos)
      7. Varia
      8. Adjournment

General Assembly Agenda

 GENERAL ASSEMBLY

January 31st 2017, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Boardroom F216

AGENDA
1. Approval of Agenda
2.    Approval of Minutes – Sept 14th 2016 and Dec 14th 2016.
3.    Business Arising:
a) Amendment to VCTA by-laws
b) VCTA Executive release time
c) Resources for teachers with special needs students
d)Program Management Policy

4.    Reports & Announcements:
a) Teachers on college committees
b) Colour palette consultation

5.    New Business:
a) Fitness Center
b) Cont Ed resources for full-time contracts

6. Varia
a) Estates General on education
b) CSN Congrès
c) Insurance after retirement

7. Adjournment

Recommendations from Association Council for General Assembly:

3. a) Amendment to VCTA Bylaws
Whereas in the process of Academic Sector Restructuring in winter, 2016, the College changed the structures and names of the faculties,
That the VCTA Bylaws be amended to reflect the changes that were made to the structures and names of faculties in 2016; the Faculty of Arts, Business, and Social Sciences, the Faculty of General Education, and the Faculty of Science and Technology replace the Faculty of Careers and Technical Programs, the Faculty of Social Science, Commerce, Arts and Letters, and the Faculty of Science and General Studies.

3. c)  Teacher Resources for students with special needs
That the General Assembly advise departments to pass the General Assembly motion of December 14, 2016*, send it to the Academic Dean and not approve any “accessibility” project proposals (previously referred to as “students with special needs”) until further notice.

*  Whereas there are no clearly defined goals for projects regarding students with special needs(204);
Whereas the College lacks a policy on Students with Special Needs:
Whereas there is a problem with the definition of special needs categories;
That the General Assembly demand that the College suspend any further allocation of the funds
beyond winter 2017 and revisit the use of these funds ONLY after clear consultation with teachers.

5. a) Fitness Center Fees:

Whereas our employer should provide employees with access to fitness facilities;
Whereas it is a fundamental benefit to the College that teachers be able to access fitness facilities in the workplace;
Whereas such facilities are available in the form of the Sports Complex;
Whereas the GA has previously moved that the employer continue to provide access to the Sports Complex to teachers free of charge;
Whereas the VCTA has filed a grievance to contest the $35 fee per semester charge;
That the GA reject the proposal of the Fitness Room Users Committee 2016-2017 to have the VCTA pay for teachers to use the Sports Complex.