Work-Family Balance during Covid-19 Crisis

Dear Colleagues,

We hope that your preparations for the resumption of classes this week are going smoothly.
While we understand teachers have been making a concerted effort to adapt their courses for online delivery and the College is doing its best to allow for flexibility in terms of its expectations, we remain concerned about the working conditions of certain teachers with family responsibilities at home. A recent JACFA survey showed that a good number of teachers are concerned about their ability to deliver courses from home given their existing family responsibilities.

We have raised such concerns with the College administration and have agreed to monitor the situation. Hence we invite those who are experiencing ongoing difficulties balancing their teaching duties and their family responsibilities to report their situations to the Human Resources and JACFA. We will be meeting the College on a regular basis to address any situations that may arise. 

Best wishes,
The JACFA Executive