Here’s the latest bulletin from MUSSC. Learn about the work of the Faculty Association Negotiating Committee (FANC), a forthcoming feature-length documentary film, In Search of Professor Precarious, and two important new reports on precarious contract faculty in Canadian universities.
As mentioned in the last MUSSC bulletin, this survey is a crucial instrument for collecting data on GMUFA
members—data which can be productively employed in the negotiation process this year.
Statistics provided by the faculty association indicate that sessionals teach 60% or more of the classes at MacEwan University.
Bulletin #10, which you will find attached, offers important information on the recent changes to the Post Secondary Learning Act that affect Sessional Faculty directly. Also, the next Faculty Association Negotiating Committee will likely be formed this Fall, and it will be useful to have as accurate a portrait of MUSF as possible. We are glad to report that work on this information gathering endeavour is begun.
The MacEwan University Sessional Steering Collaborative (MUSSC) has heard from a range of reliable sources that, thanks to pressure from the provincial government, the “red-circling” of those MacEwan University Sessional Faculty (MUSF) subject to pay cuts this coming July 1 may indeed be going ahead.
MUSSC — with its slightly revised name the MacEwan University Sessional Steering Collaborative — is launching its new website today! Please sign on to review our mission statement and the other materials generated over the first year of our activism, to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and to receive regular updates on important developments and upcoming events.
The MacEwan University Sessionals’ Steering Committee (MUSSC) has sought out and met with prospective candidates for the various positions opening up. MUSSC strongly urges MUSF to vote for the Sessional Faculty candidates listed below.
ALERT: Please note that the MacEwan University Sessionals’ Steering Committee (MUSSC) has become aware that the GMUFA Executive is working to undo the amendment about year-round GMUFA membership for MacEwan University Sessional Faculty (MUSF) which was passed by over two thirds of quorum on October 18, 2017. They also want to undo the year-round GMUFA membership …
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 …