Member Advisories, News, and Bulletins

COVID-19 Update: July 2, 2020

COVID-19 Update: July 2, 2020

Message from the Association President Dear Colleagues, I hope that all is well with you, and that you are taking advantage of the reasonably good weather we’re having to take some time away from your computers. I personally find swimming at Thetis Lake or the Gorge my best stress reduction technique! I’m writing to update you on a few matters, including the transition to UVic’s new learning management system (LMS), the resumption of Library recall services, and the Association’s new anti-racism initiatives. Brightspace/Online…

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COVID-19 Update: June 9, 2020

COVID-19 Update: June 9, 2020

Message from the Association President Dear Colleagues, I understand that rumours have been flying around about the university bringing in a new Learning Management System (LMS) this summer, so I wanted to write to give you some information, which will hopefully reduce anxiety regarding this issue. I was told at a meeting on Friday afternoon about the University’s plan to bring in a new LMS for fall courses. I was not pleased that the FA had not been consulted in the development of these plans,…

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COVID-19 UPDATE: June 15, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: June 15, 2020

Message from the Association President Dear Colleagues, I hope that all is well with you and that you have had some time to enjoy the spring weather (hopefully the warmer weather will arrive at some point!). I’m writing to share the results of our Fall 2020 Course Delivery and Research Survey with you, as well as the Workload Toolkit that Michele Parkin (Associate Vice President Faculty Relations) has provided to Deans and Chairs to assist those of you who may…

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