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August 20, 2023

Guidelines for Class Material | Policy Grievance regarding Advancement in Rank


Guidelines for Class Materials: Class notes/lecture materials and plagiarism

As a result of decisions by CUE's Labour Relations Representative and the VPA concerning what constitutes "plagiarism" and "academic misconduct", CUEFA is recommending the follow guidelines for faculty and ASOs:

  • Do not post your classroom lectures/notes on Moodle nor share your classroom lectures with students unless all statements in those classroom lectures/notes are properly cited. CUEFA recommends that faculty and ASO only share or post brief outlines of classroom lectures/notes.
  • If you are using PowerPoint (or similar) slides for your in-class or online lecture, include the following on relevant slides:
    1. quotation marks around every direct quotation and a citation for every direct quotation;
    2. a detailed bibliography/reference list of all sources used in the lecture at the end of every slide deck. Be sure that your students see those citations and bibliographies/reference lists during lecture.
  • When using any sources, including open access sources and textbooks, in your lectures, assignments, tests, and exams, always provide a citation for the source.
  • Always cite any photos, diagrams, charts etc. used in your lectures, assignments, tests, and exams.
  • If you are using test questions or assignments from a test bank, textbook, open-access source, or any other source, always cite the source of the questions or assignments.


Policy Grievance with respect to Advancement in Rank

Pursuant to section 25 of the Collective Agreement, CUEFA is providing you with a Grievance Notice. This Grievance is launched by CUEFA as a policy grievance in relation to two matters associated with the administration of Article 11 - Advancement in Rank.

  1. President Loreman denied Advancement in Rank to two CUEFA members in opposition to the recommendations of the Advancement in Rank Committee and maintained that there is no right to appeal in either case. These actions create a two-tiered system within the Advancement process, not allowing for fair process for applicants and bypassing the usual processes available to members applying for Advancement.
  2. The process for appealing a decision by the Advancement in Rank Committee this year was not correctly followed by the University - as no member from the same department may sit on an Advancement committee or make a decision on a colleague from their home department. This not only goes for the AIRC but the same rules apply for the ad hoc appeal committee put together by the GFC (Article 11.12.2(a)). This was not followed in at least one appeal this year.

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We're developing a team of gatherers, compilers, contributors, and code-writers. It's an ongoing project—but here's what you will find on this portal now:

ABOUT: all sorts of information about CUEFA—people, history, bylaws, current issues.

ACTION: news and reports, media releases and reports, current issues, advocacy and activism.

COMMUNITY: connection points for students, faculty, sessionals, local community-at-large, and even the Admin and Board. We are now collecting faculty and sessional member profiles for the page. (Check that section out for the form to contribute your profile.) Lots more to come; plenty of room to grow.

REPORTS: reports from the CUEFA Representative on the Board of Governors, and reports from CUEFA's various teams, working groups, and committees.

BARGAINING: current and past Collective Agreements, plus the archive of everything related to bargaining/2021-2022 and the strike. Over the long-term, we see private virtual spaces for raising and discussing collective issues. And more.

CUE: the University's identity and history, governance, who's who, committees and contacts, as well as events, research info, and notices. In this section we focus on supplementing, complementing, and helping to spread information found on CUE's institutional website.

BLOGS: nothing to see yet, but we're gathering material, thinking about frameworks, and in the future will post a call for contributors.

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