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ULFA September/October Newsletter

Hello Faculty Association Members,

Here is the link to the ULFA September/October Newsletter.

This issue's highlights include:

~ Updates from the ULFA committees
~ Details on the benefits of being an ULFA Member
~ Information on the CAUT Distinguished Academic Award & ULFA Adacemic Scholarship
~ Information on upcoming workshops & events

Salary, Tenure & Promotion (STP) Workshop

Are you up for salary, tenure or promotion this year? Are you unsure what information is relevant or how much is too much? ULFA cordially invites you to our annual STP Workshop where, with the assistance of three experts, you will hear tips and techniques for completing your application for extension of probation, tenure, and/or promotion.

Presentations will cover the STP process as well as providing advice on putting together a teaching dossier, research materials, and the service component of assigned duties. There will also be information on how to engage the appeal process in the event of a negative decision. Join us for guidance on successful STP applications.

Two workshops will be offered to ensure you can attend.

STP Workshop #1:
Monday, September 8
Room: D631
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm

STP Workshop #2:
Tuesday, September 9
Room: SU Ballroom A
Time: 11:30 - 1:30pm

To RSVP your attendance, please contact Derrick via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone at ext. 2578.

Special General Meeting for Ratification

Hello Faculty Association Members,

I hope you’re well. With the new semester quickly approaching, I would like to cordially invite you to the Special General Meeting for Ratification of the 2014 Faculty Handbook and Sessional Lecturers Handbook. The ratification meeting will take place on Monday, September 15 from 3-5pm in room TH204. Please find attached the preliminary agenda for our meeting, including all proposed language and economic benefits changes. A final agenda and reminder will be sent out one (1) week prior to our meeting.

Note that while the proposed changes will be presented at the general meeting, the documents themselves will be subject to an electronic vote in accordance with Bylaw 7.1.2.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided at the meeting. Videoconference services will be available for our Members on the Calgary and Edmonton campuses. Please RSVP your attendance by September 8th with Derrick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at ext. 2578.

I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

-Provisional agenda
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Negotiations summary from the President (previously communicated in July 2014)

ULFA Social

Come and Welcome Our New Members!

To welcome our new Members to ULFA and welcome back our returning Members ULFA will be holding a social to allow everyone to mix and mingle. As an ULFA Member this is a get opportunity to become acquainted with your fellow professors, instructors, academic assistants, librarians, and sessional lecturers. Food will be provided free to those who attend, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be made accessible for those who wish to have them.

Please join us!
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
in SU Ballroom A.

 We hope to see you there,
University of Lethbridge Faculty Association

ULFA Copyright Update

Follow-up Study on Course-Related Copying

A new study of U of L course-related copying has been launched as a follow-up to an earlier study which looked at Spring 2012 courses. Reproduced here is the memo e-mailed to all faculty and sessional instructors in June 2014 that outlines the new study’s purpose.
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