Alberta University of the Arts Faculty Association
President's Report | March 23rd, 2020
I want to say how challenging this time will be for all of us. As we learn how to adapt to this trying and dangerous circumstance the challenge will be to be open to how fluid and rapidly things will change. (I know you all know this— but it is what I have to remind myself of). The Faculty Association is still here and working for you. While the faculty moves to working remotely, Karin will as well. She will be working from home and actively monitoring her email. I will be available by phone or email also. I've emailed my cell phone number to members. Call me— even if it is just to say hi.
In the mean time, there are some great resources online for teaching craft, art and design online. I have joined some, two that are all on FB are; Online Art & Design Instruction in the Age of “Social Distancing”, Pandemic Pedagogy for Visual Art Professors, among others. Keep an eye out for additional information from the front office.
In all of this though, please take care of yourself.
If you have any meetings coming up in the building you can attend these meetings by being on Microsoft Meetings— there was a notice sent out by HR on how to do this. You can also meet with your students virtually through this tool.
President of AUAFA
Documenting Faculty Practice + Research
New Executive Members
Miruna Dragan, Secretary
Colin Martin, Sessional Representative