CUEFA : Welcome
Scheduling of Semester and Online until February 28th
Scheduling is CUE Administration's decision.
We just want to clarify some language sent out by the Administration.
- The scheduling of the semester is the Administration's responsibility and decision.
- Faculty were not involved in the decision at all.
- There was no "collaboration". We found out when students and sessionals did.
All concerns related to the schedule are best handled by contacting the registrar's office directly.
See concordia.ab.ca/student-services/registrar/contact-us/ :
Classes online until February 28
We found out around 5:00pm, by accident when one of our faculty checked Inside Cue, that:
- administration has announced classes will remain online until February 28th.
We wanted to let you know in case you were not aware of this.
CUEFA Makes History and Looks to the Future
Media Release: January 15, 2:00pm
(Edmonton, January 15) - The Concordia University of Edmonton Faculty Association (CUEFA) today ratified the tentative agreement it reached with university administration, ending a landmark strike in Alberta's union history. The agreement opens the door for classes to start on Wednesday January 19th, 2022. An official announcement is expected to follow from CUE administration. 89% of the membership (73 of 82 members) voted in favour of ratification. "This new agreement is a win for faculty, students and the community because it will enable the University to recruit and retain excellent faculty and lays the foundation for a stronger learning environment," said CUEFA President, Glynis Price. "Collective action is what made it possible, and CUEFA is grateful to the students, parents, other associations and allies across Canada who rallied in support of this strike."
CUEFA members went on strike on January 4, making history as the first Alberta faculty association to take job action. They were joined on the picket line by dozens of students, community allies and members from other faculty associations. Over 1350 individuals and organizations from across Canada sent messages to the university administration to put the interests of "students and staff before profit," and a student-run petition gained more than 500 signatories supporting the faculty.
As CUE marks its hundredth anniversary, CUEFA asserts this Collective Agreement looks to the future. "Our vision for the future is a respectful and accountable workplace, a vibrant centre of learning," said Price. "We are proud that the placards on the picket line read 'We are all CUE' because each and every one of us is part of the community, and we will keep working hard so that our sessional colleagues and non-academic staff also realize better working conditions."
Salary gains will begin the process of bringing CUE faculty and academic service officers into line with other institutions; CUE faculty salaries rank 68th of 70 Canadian universities. This new agreement also improves working conditions for CUEFA members by moving towards manageable workloads for professors, laboratory instructors, librarians, and field placement coordinators. The agreement also restores job security to members and preserves their ownership of their intellectual property.
CUEFA represents the interests of all probationary and permanent faculty members, professional librarians, laboratory instructors, and field placement coordinators.
For more information, please contact: Glynis Price, email@example.com