USFA e-Letter: GAA, Noon, April 9 – Will the President have anything new to say?

The General Academic Assembly (GAA) is required to meet once per year at which the President reports on the state of the University. This year’s GAA meeting takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, April 9th, at noon in Convocation Hall.

More than just a body to which the President is required to report the GAA is a component of collegial governance at our University. It has specific powers through legislation, including the ability to require University Council to reconsider certain decisions as well as the power to dissolve Council and require new elections. The easiest way for you to be involved in the governance of our University is to attend this meeting.

With surpluses instead of deficits for the last two years in the operating budget, an increase of 2% to the operating grant from the Provincial Government, the elimination of positions and upcoming retirements, what will the President say to the GAA about the State of the University?

Plan to attend the GAA meeting tomorrow. It is an opportunity for you to join colleagues from across campus and engage in an open dialogue with the highest level of University administration.