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Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, universities and colleges in Canada have transitioned to remote instruction through various online platforms and software. Academic staff should be aware that these tools raise important privacy and intellectual property rights issues. The sections of this brief include: (1) surveillance; (2) collective…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Privacy, Intellectual Property, Educational Technology
Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2020
Almost overnight in mid-March 2020, academic staff at universities and colleges across the country transitioned to remote teaching to ensure the education continuity of over 2 million students during the public health emergency. Campuses were closed down, shuttering labs, and stalling research. Libraries, in some cases, initially stayed open, then…
Descriptors: Pandemics, COVID-19, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2020
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) undertook a survey of staff at postsecondary institutions to understand the impact of COVID-19 on their working lives. The survey shows that the pandemic has amplified long-standing issues in the post-secondary education sector. This brief provides recommendations to address the issues facing…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Postsecondary Education, College Faculty
Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2020
The International Human Rights Program was established by the Faculty of Law in 1987 with a mission to advance the field of international human rights law. The program first offered experiential learning opportunities for students through summer internships and volunteer working groups. This report concerns events surrounding the decision by the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Academic Freedom, Law Schools, Personnel Selection
Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2019
Budget 2019 brings welcome investments for students. It does not address however, key challenges facing Canada's colleges and universities, resulting from stagnant government funding for core operating costs. Budget 2019 commitments to making post-secondary more affordable average around $650 million per year for five years and include investments…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Budgets, Federal Aid
Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2019
Like other Canadians, the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) members are alarmed by the existential threat that climate change represents to the world. They believe leadership from Canadian governments is crucial along with meaningful changes from institutions and individual efforts. The post-secondary education (PSE) sector has a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Climate, Change
Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2018
While post-secondary institutions are publicly committed to equity and diversity, progress has been slow in achieving employment and wage equity for academic staff. This report provides a snapshot of academic staff representation and income in Canada's universities and colleges in 2016, noting in particular changes in the university sector over…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disproportionate Representation, College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers
Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2018
Governance structures of Canadian universities are almost all bicameral, with administrative and financial responsibilities (boards/councils) separated from academic ones (senates/general faculties councils). The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) takes as a starting point that collegial governance requires the full and meaningful…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Administration, Governing Boards, Governance
Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2018
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) represents 72,000 academic staff at universities and colleges across the country. CAUT strives for fair working conditions, compensation and benefits to foster quality teaching and innovative research while advancing equity and human rights within our profession. Many of the institutions where…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Work Environment, Postsecondary Education, Unions
Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2018
Concerns about a bias against the hiring of Canadian and permanent resident academics arose in the late 1960s. With a wave of hiring unleashed by the expansion of the university and college system over the previous decade, evidence was mounting that Canadian candidates were routinely being rejected in favour of international applicants,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Immigrants, Foreign Nationals
Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2018
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is the national voice for academic staff. CAUT represents more than 70,000 teachers, librarians, researchers, general staff and other academic professionals in 122 post-secondary institutions across the country. CAUT works actively in the public interest to improve the quality and…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Postsecondary Education, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2017
Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) welcomes the report of the Advisory Panel on Federal Support for Fundamental Science "the Panel". It is a thoughtful and comprehensive study that correctly diagnoses problems that have plagued basic science for over a decade. The Panel's recommendations, if implemented, will chart a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Educational Finance, Financial Support
Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2017
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is the national voice for academic staff. CAUT represents more than 70,000 teachers, librarians, researchers, general staff and other academic professionals in 122 post-secondary institutions across the country. It is strongly believed that the quality of life of Canadians is inextricably…
Descriptors: Budgets, Resource Allocation, Postsecondary Education, College Planning
Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2017
The burning of fossil fuels is triggering changes to the global climate that will have catastrophic environmental, economic and social consequences. The magnitude of the problem, and the deep challenges associated with confronting it, can seem overwhelming. There are, however, practical actions that academic staff and their associations can engage…
Descriptors: Climate, Ecology, Conservation (Environment), Sustainability
Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2016
Compassionate care leave and benefits were introduced in 2003/04 to help employees cope with this difficult work-life balance challenge. Employment Standards legislation and the Employment Insurance program (EI) were amended to provide leave without pay, with payment of EI benefits for compassionate care leave. Collective agreements have been…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Fringe Benefits, Employee Assistance Programs, Quality of Working Life
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