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Governance

Membership

Decision-making authority for WUFA policy and action rests with the members. All major issues – expenditures, bargaining proposals, ratification of collective agreements, strike action, and changes in union dues -- are debated and voted on by the membership at large. The Association holds two General Membership Meetings a year (October and April), and will call Special Membership Meetings as needed. WUFA Council is authorized to act on behalf of the membership between meetings. All faculty, librarians, and AAS staff are encouraged to join the Association and participate in its activities.

Faculty Council                

Faculty Council is composed of faculty, librarians, AAS, and sessional members elected annually by their colleagues in proportion to the size of the constituency they represent. Council meets monthly to discuss matters affecting the Association, develop new policies, review reports, create and elect committees, and act on behalf of the Association between general membership meetings.  Members of the Executive are automatically members of Faculty Council. Councillors are responsible for informing their colleagues about WUFA business and bringing members’ concerns to the attention of the Association.

Faculty Council July 1, 2017 – 2018, 2019

DEPARTMENT

NAME

EXT.

TERM EXPIRES

Biological Sciences

Andrew Hubberstey2708June 30/18

Chemistry & Biochemistry

S. Holger Eichhorn*

3990

June 30/19

Civil & Environmental EngineeringAbdul-Fattah Asfour2514June 30/19

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Sreekanta Das

2507

June 30/19

Electrical & Computer EngineeringMohammad Hassanzadeh3583June 30/18

Centre for Teaching & Learning (CTL)

Michael Potter

4831

June 30/18

Education

Larry Glassford

3811

June 30/18

EducationSirous Tabrizitabrizis@uwindsor.caJune 30/18
EnglishJohn Cappucci3576June 30/18

English Lang., Lit., & Creative Writing

Stephen Pender*

2307

June 30/19

FAHSS

Fran Cachon*

3494

June 30/18

HistoryGuillaume Teasdale2327June 30/19

Kinesiology

Nancy  McNevin4276

June 30/18

KinesiologyChad Sutherland4050June 30/19

Law

Claire Mummé

2988

June 30/18

Law Library

Vicki Jay Leung*

4266

June 30/18

Leddy Library

Jennifer Soutter

3186

June 30/18

Leddy Library

Peter Zimmerman*

3178

June 30/18

Mathematics & Statistics

Severien Nkurunziza

3017

June 30/18

Mechanical, Automotive & Materials Engineering (MAME)

Jennifer Johrendt

2625

June 30/18

Nursing

Kathryn Edmunds

2281

June 30/18

Nursing

Sandy Trubyk

strubyk@uwindsor.ca

June 30/18

Odette School of Business

George Lan

3482

June 30/18

Odette School of Business

Zhenzhong Ma

4251

June 30/19

Philosophy

Mark Letteri

2338

June 30/18

Philosophy

Jeff Noonan*2396June 30/18

Political Science

Jamey Essex*

2358

June 30/19

Political Science

Tom Najem

2347

June 30/18

PsychologyLori Buchanan*2246June 30/18

Psychology

Kathryn Lafreniere*

2233

June 30/18

Psychology

Scott Mattson

smattson@uwindsor.ca

June 30/18

Social Work

Patrick Selmi3080

June 30/18

Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology

Robert Arnold*

3980

June 30/19

Women's and Gender StudiesBrandi Lucier2357June 30/18

Associate Member

Datta Pillay*#

pillay@uwindsor.ca

October 30/17

Associate Member

Noel Williams#

noelw@uwindsor.ca

October 30/17

 

(* indicates Executive member July 1/2016 – June 30/2018)

 (# indicates WURA representative)

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is an elected committee of Chief Officers of the Association who act on behalf of WUFA, subject to the direction of the WUFA Faculty Council and the general membership.  The main function of the Executive is to implement the general policies of the Association and act as daily liaison between the Association and other persons/organizations as required.   The Executive Committee is directed by the Council, and governed by the Constitution and Bylaws.

Executive Committee 2017-2018

Jeff Noonan, WUFA President

Philosophy

Ext. 2396

Peter Zimmerman, VP Grievance

Leddy Library

Ext. 3178

Stephen Pender, VP Internal

English Language, Literature & Creative Writing

Ext. 2307

Jamey Essex, VP External

Political Science

Ext. 2358

Vicki Jay Leung, interim VP SWDE

Law Library

Ext. 4266

Robert Arnold, Treasurer

Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology

Ext. 3980

Kathryn Lafreniere, Contract Chair

Psychology

Ext. 2233

Lori Buchanan, Director-at-LargePsychologyExt: 2246

Holger Eichhorn, Director-at-Large

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Ext. 3390

Scott Mattson, Director-at-LargePsychologysmattson@uwindsor.ca

Fran Cachon, Sessional Director

FAHSS

Ext. 3494

Datta Pillay, Associate Member (non-voting)

WURA, Science

pillay@uwindsor.ca

Constitution and Bylaws

The activities of the Faculty Association are governed by its Constitution and Bylaws. The Constitution sets out the aims of the Association; forms of membership; purpose, responsibilities, and composition of committees; meeting schedules; and the process for determining membership dues. The Bylaws elaborate these themes, and describe the procedure for ratification of collective agreements and taking and ending strike action.  Amendments may be proposed by members at any time. They are discussed at membership meetings, then, ratified by the membership at large by mail ballot. Changes to the Constitution require a two-thirds majority; changes to the Bylaws require a simple majority of ballots cast.

Policies, Practices and Procedures

WUFA’s Policies, Practices and Procedures handbook codifies how the Association implements the Constitution and Bylaws.

Rules of Order

WUFA meetings follow the Association's Rules of Order handbook and are supplemented Bourinot's Rules of Order, to foster full and free discussion at General Membership Meetings and meetings of Council, Executive and Committees.

Harassment and Violence Policies for WUFA Employees

WUFA is committed to the prevention of harassment and violence in the workplace and will take whatever steps are reasonable to protect its employees. WUFA and its employees are expected to uphold the WUFA Harassment Prevention Policy and the WUFA Violence Prevention Policy.

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