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What is an Employment Equity 'Equity Assessor?" (EE/EA)
Equity Assessors play an important role in the decision-making processes of appointments, promotion, renewal, tenure and permanences committees at the University of Windsor. Their participation ensures fairness and equity in these academic processes, reinforces the equity culture and is central to successfully diversifying the academic community. Equity Assessors monitor and ensure that each committee follows procedures in fairness and equity. Committees that require an EA include, but are not limited to: Appointments - Promotion, Tenure and Renewal - Administrative Searches - UCAPT (University Committee on Academic Promotion and Tenure) - Honorary Degrees - Special Appointments - UCRPPLM University Committee Renewal Promotion Permanence Library Members - URCFW University Review Committee on Faculty Workload - URCLW University Review Committee on Librarian Workloads.
Equity Assessors review materials related to any one of the above committees. This can include CVs, letters of refernce, letters of application, research papers, statement of teachings, nominatin forms, background materials and any other related materials pertaining to a particular committee.
For appointments committees, the Equity Assessors assure a grid is used to rank all candidates at the shortlist stage based on the advertised qualifications. They ensure the committees pay close attention to the four designated group members (aboriginals, visible minorities, women and persons with disabilities), and ensure that any of these groups receive points for their designated status. For the recommended stage, the Equity Assessor ensures a post-interview grid is used to evaluate each candidate based on new criteria used for the interview.
What are the benefits of becoming an Equity Assessor?
1. to ensure the practice of fairness and equity in academic status decisions
2. to strengthen the equity culture at the university
3. to acquire expertise in appointments and the promotion, tenure and renewal process
4. to acquire knowldege of the policies and procedures at the university
5. to become familiar with the different academic cultures
6. to meet colleagues in other faculties and the library
7. to enhance your university service record.
If you are interested in becoming an Equity Assessor, please contact the Faculty Association at 519-253-3000 ext. 3366
WUFA's Status of Women, DIversity and Equity Action Committee - all WUFA members are welcome to join this committee which normally meets monthly from September to June. The Committee works to communicate with, consult and represent women and members of other equity seeking groups....work towards the eradication of sources of inequity...and engender a culture of inclusiveness that promotes respect. If you would like to join this committee, please contact the Faculty Association, ext. 3366. If you would like to be put on WUFA's Equity Email list to receive periodic news and notices concerning equity, please contact the Faculty Association at email@example.com
EQUITY: Working Group on Equity Review: The Rebecca Coulter Report (last updated: January 30, 2007)
Status: In June 2006 Rebecca Coulter presented her findings on the issues surrounding equity on campus to president Ross Paul. The Report was circulated to Senate for their information. The Report was commissioned by the University to have an outside person review the equity progress of the University. Some of the top recommendations were to set timetables and goals for the implementation of equity on campus, and to re-establish the Review Committee on Employment Equity. The University has failed to implement the terms of the Report, as per the 2008 Collective Agreement. WUFA currently has a policy grievance against the Administration for failure to act in this regard.
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