Alberta University of the Arts Faculty Association

President's Report  | 06.1.2019

Dear Members,

 

During our Annual General Meeting we held our regular elections and I am happy to report the new additions to the AUAFA Executive:

Tanya Rusnak, Grievance Officer

Alana Bartol, General Faculties Council

Cassandra Dam, Board of Governors Representative

 

And continuing on:

Natali Rodrigues, President

Jackie Bagley, Communications Officer

 

In the office, Karin has been working hard at updating some of our systems, including buying a new office computer. Our old one was over ten years old and could no longer be updated. Karin has migrated all of our previous financial systems over to a new program and process. She has been working with an accountant to ensure we are doing everything correctly. The accountant has found no significant issues with any of our previous financial systems but has found some efficiencies. Karin has also updated the change in name, including email, website, and logo. (Thank you to Jackie Bagley for all of your help!).

 

New AUAFA general email:

auafa@telus.net

New Office Manager email:

auafa.manager@telus.net

 

Chris Willard, Karin, and I are in the process of developing a more robust archiving system, as well as issue systems tracking protocol. 

 

If you have not had a chance to read our most recent Newsletter, Story Tellers, I highly encourage you to do so. I also encourage you to contact Jackie Bagley if you are interested in contributing!

 

https://issuu.com/shaw1098/docs/1_auafanewsletterspring2019

 

I attended the annual ACIFA conference in April 27 through May 1, 2019. At the Conference I attend the President Council meeting. We had a long discussion on Intellectual Property, and the change nature of it in larger institutions, especially around course content and syllabi. If you have not read the University’s IP policy 700.07.01 you can find it here:

https://www.auarts.ca/about-auarts/governance/policies-and-procedures

 

The Negotiations team is hard at work, with the hopes we will have a new collective agreement to ratify in the Fall. 

 

I hope you all have a wonderful summer

Sincerely,

Natali Rodrigues

President of AUAFA

 

 

Announcements
Spring Newsletter​
Documenting Faculty Practice + Research

 

New Policies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

New Executive Members

Tanya Rusnak, Grievance Officer

Alana Bartol, General Faculties Council

Cassandra Dam, Board of Governors Representative