Did you Know – Oct 2020

  • That…Two of the eight members of the UPEI-FA Executive Committee are Contract Academic Staff members?
  • That…the FA provides financial compensation to Contract Academic Staff members who serve on its committees, recognizing the value of their labour?
  • That…the FA has long advocated that Contract Academic Staff members who provide service to
  • UPEI be compensated for their labour by the Employer?

UPEI FA Member Survey

Take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/upeifaFall2020Survey.

The context of Covid-19 has created a multitude of new demands on academic staff, professional staff, and librarians. The transition to online teaching seems to have increased the workload of many FA members. Unmet requests for increased supports and resources have produced frustrations for some. The ability to launch or continue research projects has proven challenging for some. And all of this has taken place in a context where concerns around health and safety – for ourselves, our colleagues, and our students – are ever-present in our minds. The FA Executive wants to understand the challenges you are facing in a more systematic way.

To that end, we are asking members to follow this link and complete a brief survey. The survey is anonymous, and the results will be used both to “take the pulse” of the membership, but also to hone the Executive’s advocacy efforts.

The survey opens Thursday, October 15th and will close Thursday, October 29th, at 5:00pm.

Memo to all Members: Intellectual Property And Privacy

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Prince Edward Island Senate has elected to adopt a hybrid or blended approach to teaching for the spring, summer, and fall semesters of 2020. 

For many of us, this will mean we will be teaching online. The “newness” of this for many has provoked a number of questions about Intellectual Property (IP) rights and privacy rights.  Download the memo below for guidance on issues of intellectual property and privacy.

Chaplaincy Foodbank needs help!

Members of the Faculty Association are invited to assist with the campus Food Bank at the chaplaincy. This involves greeting students and supervising their collection of items in the Food Bank. You can sign up through the attached Google Sheets link click on the “monthly” tabs on the bottom.

Sister Sue Kidd will be in touch with you afterwards about the protocols that need to be followed.

Thank you!!