Handbooks Committee

Formerly called the Academic Welfare Committee, the Handbooks Committee is an investigative, deliberative and advisory body whose proper sphere of action includes all matters relating to the collective agreement language for terms and conditions of employment for academic staff at the University of Lethbridge.

 

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

1. To seek advice from all University constituencies and appropriate sources regarding changes to the Faculty Handbook, except economic benefits.

2. To advise the Executive regarding the members of the Handbook Negotiating Team.

3. To advise the Handbook Negotiating Team before, during and after negotiations regarding (a) the initial ULFA proposal, (b) a general response to the Board proposal including both substance and strategy, (c) the final package of changes and (d) to prepare a written report to assist negotiations in the following year.

4. To advise the Executive before, during and after negotiations; and to recommend acceptance or rejection of the final package.

5. To explain the final package to the Membership and to recommend acceptance or rejection.

6. To ensure equitable treatment (fair, just and reasonable) for all Members. There shall be no discrimination practiced with respect to any Member on the basis of age, race, colour, ethnicity, national origin, philosophical, political, or religious affiliation or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical disability.

NOTE: The schedule of stages of the negotiating process are outlined in the Handbook.

Membership Criteria

Members should be knowledgeable (or interested in becoming knowledgeable) about the Handbook and related matters, i.e. other collective agreements, labour law, rights and interest arbitration, the requirements of procedural fairness.

Elected members shall serve two-year terms.

Ex officio: ULFA President, past Chair where applicable

Elected: Chair and six (6) Members; Past Chair is ex officio and should be a past member. The committee shall comprise the following representation, unless sufficient nominees cannot be found from a constituency or constituencies: Arts & Science (3); Professional Faculty (3); Academic Assistants (1); Librarians (1). The Past Chair will fill a position and hence there will be no election for that standing committee/constituency. One representative from each of the Librarian and Academic Assistant units will be invited to sit as observer on the Handbook Negotiating Team should issues relevant to those constituencies be on the negotiating table.

Committee Members

Chair:
Dan O'Donnell, English
Phone (403) 329-2377
Term: 2017 - 2019
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Arts & Science:
Chris Burton, History
Phone (403) 394-3948
Term 2016 - 2018
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Arts & Science:
Ian McAdam, English
Phone (403) 329-2371
Term 2017 - 2019
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Arts & Science:
Patrick Wilson, Antropolgy & First Nations Transition Program
Phone (403) 329-2523
Term 2017 - 2019
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Professional Faculty:
YJ Bao, Management
Phone (403) 332-4681
Term: 2016 - 2018
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Professional Faculty:
Lance Chong, Fine Arts - New Media
Phone (403) 394-3912
Term: 2017 - 2019
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Professional Faculty:
John Usher, Management
Phone (403) 329-2759
Term: 2017 - 2019
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Librarians:
David Scott, Library
Phone: (403) 329-5178
Term: 2017 - 2019
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Instructor / Academic Assistant:
Vacant