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It’s About Choice

Senior Administrators and the Board of Governors have made a number of choices in the last few years because they believed that the U of S was facing a financial crisis. Using this financial rationale, they chose to reduce the non-faculty workforce and to embark on TransformUS. The upheaval our university has been experiencing has […]

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Tentative Agreement Accepted

At a Special General Meeting this afternoon, USFA members voted in favour of accepting a tentative agreement for a new three year Collective Agreement. Details of the tentative Agreement can be found at http://usaskfaculty.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ratification-language-2014-17-agreement.pdf. The Board of Governors has yet to ratify the tentative agreement.

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Call for Nominations for the USFA National Academic Freedom Award

Nominations are now open for the USFA National Academic Freedom Award.   The concept of the Academic Freedom Award emerged from a 2004 conference dedicated to the late Harry S. Crowe “whose academic freedom case gave rise to the modern day CAUT…”   The Harry Crowe Foundation sponsors an annual conference to celebrate the courageous story […]

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Denial, Deflection and Distraction – Who is running our university?

Every day more troubling information comes to light underscoring the disarray of U of S leadership and the need to know who is ultimately responsible for decision-making. On the heels of the former President and Provost denying responsibility for critical decisions, more examples of mysterious decision-makers are brought to light. The University has launched an […]

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The Continuing Leadership Crisis at the U of S

USFA e-Letter: The Continuing Leadership Crisis at the U of S There have been more remarkable developments in the ongoing saga at the U of S. At the end of last week in a communication labelled “Confidential – Not for Distribution,” former Provost Brett Fairbairn wrote that no university leader had asked about “who was […]

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Update on Presidential Veto Power of Tenure Recommendations

We are pleased to report that tenure has now been granted to all faculty members recommended by collegial bodies for the 2013-2014 academic year. However, the fact that the Board of Governors has not formally reconsidered its original motion and that it is still fighting the case for a presidential veto is a cause for […]

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