The Dalhousie Faculty Association represents more than 870 Faculty (professors and instructors), Professional Librarians and Counsellors working at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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They go by a lot of different names: limited term, sessional, part-time, adjunct, contingent. Collectively, they’re known as contract academic staff, and they make up a growing proportion of the academic workforce in Canadian universities. They are described as “invisible academics” because they have no job security, their contribution to their universities often goes unrecognized,… [read more]
Post-doctoral fellows at Dalhousie have voted to join the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), a union which has also organized post-docs at Queen’s, Memorial and Western. “It’s really great news for us and it’s great news for the workers as well,” Jeannie Baldwin, the union’s Regional Executive Vice-President, said in an article in the… [read more]
The DFA has welcomed an announcement that faculty members using OWL (BbLearn) will now be able to use their preferred first name on the OWL site. The following notification appeared on OWL on Monday, October 6: Change to Preferred Name for Faculty and Staff | Oct 2 (Monday, October 6, 2014) By end of day… [read more]
If you weren’t able to attend the September 30 panel discussion on program prioritization, “Whose priorities? Whose choices?”, you can now watch it on video. The event, part of the DFA’s Issues in Higher Education discussion series, featured presentations by Craig Heron (York University), Len Findlay (University of Saskatchewan) and Jacqueline Skiptunis (Dalhousie Student Union). … [read more]
Centre for Learning and Teaching: upcoming grant deadlines and professional development opportunities
Dalhousie’s Centre for Learning and Teaching would like academic staff to be aware of its upcoming grant deadlines and professional development opportunities. Click here to view the latest update. For more information on any of these items, you can visit http://www.dal.ca/dept/clt.html.