JACFA GA Update: Dec. 13, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We hope you had a restful break.

On December 13, the JACFA General Assembly approved two local agreements in principle (the texts of both are available here):

  1. An agreement on Committee for the Prevention of Disputes and Grievances, and
  2. An agreement on Selection Committee Composition for DEC/AEC Programs/Courses

While the first agreement mostly affects the interactions between the JACFA executive and the College administration, the second agreement has direct impact on the functioning of teaching departments. Namely, hiring for all daytime and continuing education (conted) DEC courses will now be done by a single committee composed of three teachers and two College administrators. Moreover, any teacher hired for a conted DEC course by such a committee will no longer have to pass through another committee if they want to teach a daytime course, provided that they have the requisite qualifications.

The General Assembly also approved the following solidarity motion:

BIRT JACFA donate $250 to the CSN Christmas basket for striking and locked out workers.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the two agreements.

We hope you have a rewarding semester!

The  JACFA Executive

Roy Fu
Jeffery Brown
Stephen Bryce
Richard Masters
Ethan Mombourquette
Tanya Rowell-Katzemba