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

A REMINDER:  PLEASE CALL 7053  TO RESERVE A MEAL

*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).

NEWS BULLETINS 2017-2018

NEWS BULLETIN 1, AUGUST 30, 2017

Welcome Back

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.

General Assemblies

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 .

Contracts

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.

 

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

REMINDER: BRING YOUR OWN COFFEE CUP OR GLASS

PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE VCTA MEMBERSHIP

V.C.T.A. EXECUTIVE OFFICE HOURS A2017

Monday
Sheila Das                                     9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sophie Jacmin                               1:00 PM –  4:00 PM

Tuesday
Weekly Executive Meeting           9:30 AM –  1:00 PM
Eric Durling                                   2:00 PM –  4:00 PM

Wednesday
Estelle Lamothe                            9:00 AM –  12:00 PM
Eric Durling                                   1:30 PM  –  3:00 PM
Sophie Jacmin                              3:00 PM –      4:30 PM

Thursday
Sheila Das                                      8:30 AM –  10:00 AM

Friday
Estelle Lamothe                              9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

****ALL SCHEDULED  OFFICE  HOURS  ARE  SUBJECT  TO  AVAILABILITY****

BY APPOINTMENT ALSO

SECRETARY’S HOURS

Sheree Sitahal        8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.    Monday to Friday

Closed for lunch from 12:00 PM – 1:15

VCTA EXECUTIVE DOSSIERS FOR 2017-2018

Academic Council: Sheila

Arbitrations/Grievances: All the members of the Executive

Board of Directors: Estelle

College Committees: Sheila

CRT: Eric, Estelle and Sheila

Donations: Estelle

FNEEQ: Eric and Sophie

Health and Safety: Estelle

Human Rights Policy, Respectful Learning & Workplace Environment: Sheila

Information/Newsletter/Newsbulletin: Sheila

Insurances: Eric and Estelle

Joint Coordinators: Estelle

Liaison with other unions: Eric

Mobilization Committee: Sheila and Sophie

Non-Permanents & Cont Ed: Eric and Estelle

Office Coordinator: Estelle

Parental Leaves: Estelle

Professional Development: Sheila

Retirement: Estelle and Eric

“Scolarité”/Classification: Eric and Sheila

Signing Authority: All the members of the Executive

Social Activities: Wine & Cheese – Eric

Women’s Committee: Sophie

Workload Calculations: Estelle

GENERAL ASSEMBLY DATES

FALL 2017

September 13, 2017 – 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
October 4, 2017 – 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm – UB
November 1, 2017 – 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm – UB
December 13, 2017 – 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm


Please reserve the times in your calendar and join in the discussions next year!