Article 2: Purposes of Agreement

2.01 The Parties recognize that the principal goal of Dalhousie University is the attainment of high standards of academic excellence in the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of students and of the academic and wider communities. Excellence is to be pursued in teaching, in research and scholarly contributions and in service to Dalhousie University and the community at large. The Parties agree to co-operate in encouraging in Dalhousie University a climate of freedom, responsibility and mutual respect in the pursuit of these objectives. It is the purpose of this Collective Agreement to set out terms and conditions of employment for Members of the bargaining unit, which terms and conditions will promote academic excellence, foster and continue harmonious relations within the Dalhousie University community, ensure equity in the treatment of Members through fair procedures, which are published for all Members and which include means for settling differences which may arise from time to time between the Board and the Members.