Member Advisories, News, and Bulletins

COVID-19 Update: August 7, 2020

COVID-19 Update: August 7, 2020

Message from the Association President Dear Colleagues, I hope that all is well with you, and that you are having some time to take vacation and enjoy the summer weather. I hope you are not spending all of your time preparing for online teaching, or worrying about preparing for it. TA Support and Online Teaching We all know that worrying doesn’t help, but many academics are unfortunately very good at it. I hope that I can assuage at least some of…

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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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