Margot Young, Chair of UBCFA’s Status of Women Committee, has responded to the University’s call for feedback on the development of a new sexual assault policy.
The UBC Faculty Association has responded to the University’s invitation to comment on Proposed Amendments to Policy 93 regarding Closed Meetings of the Board of Governors.
Please take the opportunity to express your views on UBC’s Proposed Amendments to Policy 93 – Closed Meetings of the Board of Governors.
A letter from Mark Mac Lean, President, on behalf of the UBC Faculty Association Executive Committee, to Hubert Lai, University Counsel:
“The Faculty Association is taking this opportunity to comment on, and seek clarification regarding, the proposed revisions to Policy 87. In general, the Association supports the University’s efforts to provide UBC Researchers clarity regarding the conduct and administration of research funding. Robust and innovative scholarly activity, and the academic freedom upon which it rests, is best achieved through the transparent elucidation of the rights and responsibilities of both the University and faculty at this institution. Despite our general support for the spirit of most of the revisions, the Association is concerned that the proposed Policy appears to intrude on the traditional rights of Faculty Association members by adding, omitting or altering a number of provisions in the existing Policy 87. The following is not an exhaustive list of our concerns…”
To view the letter, please follow this link.
The University is inviting comments on Proposed Amendments to Policy 87 – Research. The Rationale is available at http://bog3.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2015/11/2.3_2015.12_Policy-87.pdf.
Please review the Proposed Amendments to Policy 87 and if you have any questions or concerns, let us know by responding to this email or sending an email to the Faculty Association at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, January 20, 2016 to be considered as we formulate the Association’s response. You also have the option of forwarding your questions or concerns directly to the Office of the University Counsel (email@example.com) by January 29, 2016. If you do submit a response to the University directly, please copy us (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we are aware of your comments.
The Faculty Association welcomes the discussion on sexual assault policies that President Piper announced in her email of 23 November 2015. Faculty are troubled by all harms to members of the UBC academic community—students, alumni, staff, and faculty. We look forward to sharing faculty research and experiential expertise with the administration as it deals with this issue. As this matter is a grave concern, we urge UBC to develop a policy to be in place no later than the start of classes next September—and promise engagement and cooperation throughout the process.
To facilitate continuing faculty participation in the development of appropriate policies, UBCFA members are invited to send comments to the UBC Faculty Association (email@example.com) by January 15th.
UBC is inviting comments on proposed Policy #118 (Safety and Security Cameras). UBC’s rationale is available on the UBC Board of Governors’ site.
Please review Proposed Policy #118 and if you have any questions or concerns, let us know by sending an email to the Faculty Association (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, November 16, 2015 to be considered as we formulate the Association&rsquos response. You also have the option of forwarding your questions or concerns directly to the Office of the University Counsel by November 30, 2015. If you do submit a response to the University directly, please copy us (email@example.com) so that we’re aware of your comments.
On February 20, 2014, the Board of Governors passed Policy 81 (Initial Version) (Use of Teaching Materials in a UBC Credit Course) outside its regularly scheduled meeting process. The Faculty Association vigorously opposed Policy 81 as drafted, revised, and implemented at all stages of discussion with the University. As Policy 81 was of major importance to the membership, we are presenting a chronology of events surrounding the issue.