USFA e-letter: Are you a new faculty member?

Each fall the USFA Executive hosts lunches for USFA members who are in the first few years of their appointment.  Join Executive Committee members, as well as USFA staff for lunch from 11:30 to 1:30 on September 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, or 24 in the Red Room at the University Club.

For many of us, our appointment at the University of Saskatchewan is the first of our academic career and it may also represent our first experience in a unionized environment. Most do not understand that the USFA is a critically important resource available to all faculty over the course of our careers here. These lunches are intended to put a face on the USFA, to explain its role and the value of our Collective Agreement. They are also an opportunity to hear from new members and address their specific questions and concerns.

It is important for new faculty to know about the USFA, its function and the benefits it provides to our membership. This can only be accomplished by increasing your awareness and encouraging you to actively participate in it. We encourage you to pose questions, make comments and talk about your experiences as new faculty on campus. Discussions at these lunches are lively and varied, ranging from the general to the specific and include everything from tenure and promotion to workload, spousal considerations and research challenges.

We thank you in advance for your attendance!

For more information or to RSVP contact Tammy Stieb at the USFA office at 306-966-5609 or by email tammy.stieb@usask.ca .

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