The future of student evaluations of teaching

From the current CAUT bulletin, “The end of student questionnaires?” Research is driving legal and institutional decisions about the appropriate use of student evaluations of teaching (SETs) — or if they are to be used at all. Researchers Kristina Mitchel and Jonathan Martin discovered that students not only evaluate their professors differently based on whether …

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Good News about GMFU Constitution Amendments

The push-back on the part of both MacEwan University Sessional Faculty (MUSF) and MacEwan University Continuing Faculty (MUCF) has resulted in the revision of the amendments for 2.3 and 12.1 of the GMUFA Constitution concerning the status of Special Meetings for changes to the GMUFA Constitution. The wording of the amendments now reinstates these meetings …

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Introducing The Elephant in the Institution

MUSSC

To help keep MacEwan University Sessional Faculty (MUSF) informed, we members of the MacEwan University Sessionals’ Steering Committee (MUSSC) will be sending out regular bulletins from now on. We’ve named the bulletin The Elephant in the Institution since we think this name is an appropriate variation of the expression “the elephant in the room” in …

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MacEwan Sessionals: Come out for change!

Dear Colleagues, Two things we can do this coming month to encourage change: First of all, we should urge as many sessionals as possible to attend the General Membership Meeting of the Faculty Association on Tuesday November 1, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in room 9-323. Even if you cannot attend the entire meeting, please come for …

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Update on Upcoming Bargaining Sessions

Hello Colleagues, A vocal group of Sessionals attended the latest Faculty Association general meeting. Their presence demonstrated interest on the part of Sessional faculty members who make up the majority of the Association. Several spoke out about our concerns, raising crucial issues that, as a newly appointed member of the negotiating committee, I can now …

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